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Family Tree

Create a family tree using scanned photographs and Inspiration.


  • Students will understand the cultural traditions and contributions of various societies by researching their family heritage.
  • Students will identify some physical and human characteristics of places by discovering things about their family.


  • Bring in photos and collect information from family members. Encourage students to bring in at least through their grandparents on both sides.
  • Scan their pictures.
  • Put the scanned pictures into the Inspiration template and enter all the information requested.

Sunshine State Standards

  • SS.B.1.2.5
  • SS.A.1.2.3

NETS Profiles for Technology Literate Students

  • Use keyboards and other common input and output devices (including adaptive devices when necessary) efficiently and effectively.
  • Use general purpose productivity tools and peripherals to support personal productivity, remediate skill deficits, and facilitate learning throughout the curriculum.
  • Use technology tools (e.g., multimedia authoring, presentation, Web tools, digital cameras, scanners) for individual and collaborative writing, communication, and publishing activities to create knowledge products for audiences inside and outside the classroom.


  • Homework worksheet to collect info about family
  • Inspiration
  • Inspiration Template to input info


  • Students can research about what was going on in the state or country of one of their family members when they lived there
  • Students can compare or contrast family members within their own family or with a partner

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