Family Tree project
By: Katie Tucker
Before the lesson
Send home a note to the parents explaining project and
asking them to help collect data and names for family tree.
Students will need to bring in pictures of family members to
glue to family tree. Make sure to let students and parents
know that pictures will not be returned.
Create your own family tree to show as an example. Include
full names, birth dates, death dates, anniversary dates and
your ancestral flags. Laminate.
Create a rubric
• Standard MLI.INT1
Students demonstrate understanding of simple spoken and written language
presented through a variety of media in the target language and based on topics
such as self, family, school, etc…
a. Identify main ideas and some details when reading and listening.
b. Comprehend simple, culturally authentic announcements, messages, and
c. Understand simple instructions, such as classroom procedures.
d. Demonstrate Novice-Mid proficiency in listening and reading comprehension.
• Standard - MLI.P1
The students present information orally and in writing that contains a variety of
vocabulary, phrases, and patterns. The students
a. Present information gathered from a variety of sources such as informal
conversations, class presentations, interviews, readings, and media.
b. Give basic information about self and others including school, family,
c. Demonstrate Novice-Mid proficiency in oral and written presentations with
respect to proper pronunciation, intonation, and writing mechanics
Identify different types of connections that
exist within his/ her family
Chart his/her family tree
Explain his/ her family tree
Create a personal key/ legend for family tree
Poster board Glue colored pencils/
Scissors/ Book of world
• The purpose of this project is to get students
interested in their family history.
• The students will also leave with a further
knowledge of different resources to use while
• This is also a fun project to get students minds
running and get them to be more creative.
Resources and tools
This website will help students find their flags.
This website can help build your family tree