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How Are We Related to Each Other?

As part of the students' genealogy unit,  students get a print-out of how their Franco-Canadian/American names connect.  Many are really distant cousins, others are closer.  In this case the research is done by the teacher but is included in their book.  Students' responses to finding out they are related to each other has been very positive.  Some overheard classroom comments have been, "You can have my snack because you're my cousin." or "You can pass in front of me because you're my cousin." 

  This is Sophie's chart showing how her classmates are related and who the connecting ancestor is.