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   Learning to Use Genealogy Sites

STATE OF MAINE LEARNING RESULTS

History

C.  HISTORICAL INQUIRY, ANALYSIS, AND INTERPRETATION

Students will learn to evaluate resource material such as documents, artifacts, maps, artworks, and literature, and to make judgments about the perspectives of the authors and their credibility when interpreting current historical events.  Students will be able to:

Pre-K-2

1. Use artifacts and documents to gather information about the past.

 

Surfing Genealogy Links Lesson Plan

GRADE: 2

OBJECTIVES:

Students will learn how to use a variety of genealogy links.

Students will learn/recognize the following  terms: Social Security Death Index,  census, cemetery records, and repository so they can guide their adults during the Genealogy Afternoon.

ACTIVITIES AND PROCEDURES:

STEP I

Students will go to the computer lab to access http://www.usgenweb.com site.  They will explore its features following step by step instructions. 

Once on the main page, students will click on census hyperlink, discuss meaning of census and how census reports help locate people.

Next, they will go back, then click on cemetery to view cemetery resources available.

The students will go back and explore repository  which links to the Social Security Index and many other vital records.

Step 2  Students will be free to explore other genealogy links on the site.

Step 3  Drill students in genealogy vocabulary.(census, cemetery records, repository)

ASSESSMENT:  Teacher Observation