Lesson Plan

Where I Come From

Statue of Liberty, New York
Photo caption

Statue of Liberty, New York.

In this lesson, students take research into their heritage a step beyond the construction of a family tree, traveling through cyberspace to find out what's happening in their ancestral homelands today and explore their sense of connection to these places in their past.

Guiding Questions

What parts of the world has your family come from?

What is life like there today?

What are your feelings about these places your family once called home?

Learning Objectives

Identify the countries and cultures that are part of their family heritage

Locate these places on a map

Report on life in these places today

Characterize their sense of attachment to these places in their past