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#2630. MAKING A FAMILY TREE

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Posted Mon Jul 8 17:56:33 PDT 2002 by Jo Ann Chavarria (joannchavarria@hotmail.com).

LESSON TITLE: MAKING A FAMILY TREE

SUBJECT AREA: Business GRADE LEVEL: 9-11

LEARNING OBJECTIVE

By the end of this lesson, the students will generate a family tree using data base and by using web sites.

COMPUTER FUNCTIONS

Database will be used to organize a family tree skeleton
Clip art may be used if necessary
Following web sites will be used as a resource
www.ancestry.com
www.genealogy.com
www.familytreemaker.com

SPECIFY PROBLEM

What does your family tree include?

DATA MANIPULATION

Students will use database to create a family tree
Students will use clip art if necessary
Students will research the above web sites for family information

RESULTS PRESENTATION

The final product will be a print out of student family tree creation

MULTIDIMENSIONAL ACTIVITIES

ACTIVITIES PRIOR TO COMPUTER
Teacher introduces the problem and guides the class through the beginning
Students are placed into small groups to discuss assignment
Student groups decide how they will use computer functions to create their family tree
Students will create a rough draft of their family siblings
Students will use immediate family members as a resource to collect past family information

ACTIVITIES WHILE AT COMPUTER

Computer tasks are divided individually among each student
Each student has approximately 25 minutes to work on their tree
Search web sites for more family information
Create family tree using data base and clip art
Print out your final copy of family tree

AFTER USING COMPUTER

Discuss the various computer functions that were used
Facilitate a summary and review session with the whole class by discussing the different ways to use computer functions to create family picture. During the discussion, clarify any misconceptions that arise and reemphasize the key learning objective.

SUPPORTING ACTIVITIES

Each student will present their family tree
Write a one page essay on their ancestry

ASSESSMENT

Create a rubric for assessing the following:

Database
Fields named appropriately
Printout contains appropriate information
Clip art, if used, is correct
Report
Information is clear and easy to understand
Information is accurate
Information outlines family tree