12 December 2014
UNC, Ancestry.com collaborate to create new history teaching guide -- Family History in the Classroom
For years our local genealogical community has talked about how it would be so great if teachers used family history as a means of teaching history in our local schools. I know that my favorite way to learn history is through the stories of the people I research (though, a good museum is a close second for me!)
Well, using family history as a means of teaching history has just gotten easier. There was a “collaboration between Ancestry.com and the
at Chapel Hill School of Education’s outreach arm, LEARN NC, to create a multimedia how-to guide for teachers to use family history resources in their classrooms.” University of North Carolina
You can download the textbook as an ibook or in PDF format via this page.
Accessing Ancestry, Newspapers.com, and the Fold3.com databases, the involved educators reflected on their experience and the textbook provides resources for other educators to create their own family history classroom experiences in this enhanced digital textbook which features video, images, interactive presentations, and downloadable handouts.
Share this with the elementary and middle school teachers that you know. You just might be paving the way to a future generation excited by both history and family history.
copyright © National Genealogical Society, 3108 Columbia Pike, Suite 300, Arlington, Virginia 22204-4370. http://www.ngsgenealogy.org.
NGS does not imply endorsement of any outside advertiser or other vendors appearing in this blog. Any opinions expressed by guest authors are their own and do not necessarily reflect the view of NGS.
Republication of UpFront articles is permitted and encouraged for non-commercial purposes without express permission from NGS. Please drop us a note telling us where and when you are using the article. Express written permission is required if you wish to republish UpFront articles for commercial purposes. You may send a request for express written permission to UpFront@ngsgenealogy.org. All republished articles may not be edited or reworded and must contain the copyright statement found at the bottom of each UpFront article.
Think your friends, colleagues, or fellow genealogy researchers would find this blog post interesting? If so, please let them know that anyone can read past UpFront with NGS posts or subscribe!
Suggestions for topics for future UpFront with NGS posts are always welcome. Please send any suggested topics to UpfrontNGS@mosaicrpm.com
Unless indicated otherwise or clearly an NGS Public Relations piece, Upfront with NGS posts are written by Diane L Richard, editor, Upfront with NGS.
Want to learn more about interacting with the blog, please read Hyperlinks, Subscribing and Comments -- How to Interact with Upfront with NGS Blog posts!
I'm reading: UNC, Ancestry.com collaborate to create new history teaching guide -- Family History in the Classroom