Family Tree Activity
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Family history, also called genealogy, is a great way to better understand where we come from. Recording your family history may help you learn more about yourself, the people who are special to you, and your heritage. When making your family tree, you can use the templates available or draw your own. You can also include cut-out pictures and be as creative as you want!
Please remember that family tree projects can be triggering for individuals who do not have what is considered a traditional family. They may have a history of trauma, adoption, loss or death. Perhaps they have same sex parents or divorce with remarriage and new family members.
A goal of the family tree activity is to create a project that allows children to explore and celebrate their unique life circumstances and the individuals in their lives that are special to them. The family tree project can be a wonderful opportunity to celebrate diversity, inclusion and the family unit.
Examples of inclusive approaches to the family tree activity: