These sites focus on family and family life. Students learn about family histories and traditions, family ties, changes in families, and family life. Includes classroom activities and lesson plans. There are also links to eThemes Resources on family and genealogy.
Students learn about family traditions by reading and discussing a bilingual children's book, "Family Pictures/Cuadros de Familia" by Carmen Lomas Garza. Then they create a family picture classbook and have a potluck. NOTE: This site includes links to external sites.
Students can learn about the history of surnames and understand their own uniqueness. Alex Haley wrote a story about his ancestors, find out the facts and write a story about your ancestors. There are different templates for students to create their own family tree. Listen to audio recordings of real immigrants from Ellis Island.
These websites are about families. Children can learn about the different types of families that there are in the world. There are many student activities such as make a family tree, paint a family portrait, or make a poster about how they celebrate special occasions in their families. There is also eThemes resources about grandparents.