Discovering your ancestors can be an exciting experience. Ancestors is a 10 part television series. Each 30-minute program focuses on the positive impact family history can have on individuals and families. Hosts Jim and Terry Willard will introduce powerful stories of people who have made the connection with the past. Each story is followed by practical instruction on how to begin this journey of a lifetime.
Materials in This Guide
This guide is designed to help teachers and students in grades 7-12 use the Ancestors series as a starting point to actively discover their ancestors. It will introduce important steps and principles of family history research, and will provide family history assignments.
For each episode, this Teachers Guide outlines the following:
Ancestors is set to premiere in January of 1997 on your local PBS station. Check TV listings to confirm air date and time.
Off-Air Record Rights
Schools serving students in grades K-12 are granted off-air rights to the ANCESTORS series for one year from the date of broadcast provided such recordings are not duplicated or sold.
Teachers may photocopy or reproduce this guide and the enclosed student activity sheets for use in the classroom.