EPISODE NINE: HIGH TECH
This episode will take us inside a prison to meet
hardened criminals who do genealogy. Part one introduces
prison inmates from a United States prison. Inside the
walls of the prison, these inmates do their own genealogy
with the help of computers and microfiche. Their stories
will surprise you. In part two, expert Richard Eastman,
will show you how you can find family history easier and
more fun than ever with some high tech help.
Before Viewing the Episode
- Decide whether you will have your students
participate in the activity after viewing this
note: The activity for this
episode requires access to the Internet and someone
(yourself or a student) with the ability to browse
- If you are going to have your students
participate in the activity, then:
-- Arrange for access to at least one computer
linked to the Internet.
-- Duplicate the student handout on the next
-- Read aloud the EPISODE OVERVIEW and applicable OBJECTIVES.
-- Briefly review the VOCABULARY words with your
students after viewing the episode
Use the Ancestors homepage on the Internet
Explain to the students that:
- They will be accessing the ANCESTORS
homepage on the Internet.
- They will follow a simple program that will show
them the frequency of where their surname is
found in the United States.
- The ANCESTORS homepage address is
- Any information on the ANCESTORS homepage
may be downloaded.
Encourage the students to connect with other
activities on the ANCESTORS homepage.
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