The genealogy assignment is designed to put together layers of family history.
The rough plan is your outline and structure, the family tree is
your historical organized family structure- the links in and
The written history is your family tree in a written form expanding
on who married who, moved where, had what children, what happened
etc. In this part you will be expanding on and hopefully going considerably further than
the limited structure of the family tree.
The historical facts goes beyond what you include in the written
history in relation to specific interesting events or circumstances
happened to certain of your relatives. This one fought in the war
and got the metal
of honor for doing this, this one was a famous moose caller who won
the awards for 10 years running, etc.
The maps, pictures, etc. are your added props to include any family
pictures, heirlooms, travel indicators, settling indicators to
make the before
mentioned information more meaningful.
Altogether it creates the structure and content of your family
There are several things you need to know in order to complete an effective
The main things you need are:
access to information
time to investigate.
Start by saving the Planning Template from the course
home page. Click on the tab at the top that contains your course
outline, introductory lesson and planning template. Then, read through
the project directions, and complete your plan to submit BEFORE
continuing on your project. USE THE CHECKLIST in the link below TO BE SURE YOU HAVE COMPLETED EVERYTHING. Print or save it, and tick assignments off as you complete them. Put the time you spent on each part for your time log later.
1. Let's start this project with an easy genealogy pre-test. Go to Quizzes on the course home page, and complete the quick, easy assignment there called Genealogy Pre-test. Include your score with your project.
2. The next web site I would like you to go to is:
Here you will find a huge amount of information about genealogies and how
to complete them.
First section of project is: Family tree. First read the:
and "Genealogy How To"
notes in the "Learning Center" for an overview of what you will be doing.
Browse through some of the information by clicking on titles that interest
You may want to bookmark this web site, as you will likely be returning
to it often for reference.
If you have ANY problems with your research, do
not hesitate to seek help from the teacher.
Here is another possibility
3. Next, go to:
Here you will find a huge amount of information about genealogies and
how to complete them.
Browse through some of the information.
4. Next, click on:
Look around the site, and if you wish, use the free family tree builder located there.
Once you have read the information, you
are ready to begin!
Your genealogy should contain as much information and
go as far back as possible, but a word of caution: be sure that the
people you are researching (if they are not deceased) give their consent
to their names and information being put into your genealogy.
If an individual
has a particular problem with this, just leave that particular section blank,
and type in PI for private information.
Your genealogy, as a finished product to be sent to me, will include:
Second section is: A written history (#2 and #3 can be completed as a Word document with graphics, or a slide show )
This part of the project will reveal interesting historical facts or events concerning your family. This can include ancestors, if you know anything about them, or even your immediate family. Again, be sure you have their consent to use this information.
For example, my husband's grandfather had a ticket on the Titanic,
but missed the boat! True story! and her great grandfather fought in WWII
and was wounded on the beaches of Normandy.
Third section is: Interesting, unfortunate, or happy events that would have impacted your family. (World Wars, Famines, etc. You will likely have to do some research on the country or countries your ancestors left to come to Canada).
For example, when my great grandparents came to Western Canada from Europe,
82% of immigrants were from England, and there was so little
farmland left in Britain that my great grandfather had to leave in order to
Fourth section is: Pictures/maps or charts that pertain to important events in your family's
For example, a chart depicting the immigration statistics in 1911.
OR, a map of Greece to depict your ancestors' homeland.
You may want to bookmark the web site above, as you will likely be returning
to it often for reference.
If you have ANY problems with your research,
do not hesitate to seek help from me.
Marks will be given for depth of research (how far down did you dig?),
presentation, organization and content.
Partially completed assignments
will receive partial marks, so be thorough!
Have fun with this genealogy, and I hope you discover someone interesting,
colorful or famous in your family tree (besides you!).
students don't realize how far back their roots go!
Others need to do some
real digging to find out their heritage.
It is always interesting to discover
where you come from, and why you are as you are!
This assignment is mostly research and writing via the
computer, but you may choose in your final presentation to supplement this with
graphics, charts, posters, video clips, etc. which would include materials other
that just computer work.
This is optional and I should be appraised of your
presentation strategies so I may be able to assist you with material suggestions