Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Temporary, Free Ancestry.com Subscription for Schools

Ancestry.com's Classroom Learning Grant capitalizes on historical documentsIn my coverage of the FGS Conference’s Librarians’ Day I mentioned lesson plans available from Ancestry.com to help teachers. It turns out that the lesson plans are not the only thing available from Ancestry.com. They have a Classroom Learning Grant that provides three months free access to Ancestry.com’s institutional subscription.

“We provide lesson plans to help you integrate historical records into the classroom and teach students how to manage research projects, approach critical thinking and gain communication skills for life,” said Kim Harrison, Ancestry Library Team senior account executive.  “The lesson plans all have been author by a K12 teacher,” she said.

Lesson plans include:

  • 1940 Census Lesson
  • The Census and the Constitution
  • The Census and the Depression
  • Autobiography
  • Biography
  • Immigration over Time
  • Civil War
  • Military Lesson (Civil War)
  • Personal Side of War (American Revolutionary War)
  • War of 1812 – Privateers
  • Mobilization for War (WWI)
  • Battles (WWII)
  • Local History is Your Community History
  • Historical Crime
  • Haunted House
  • Suffrage Movement
  • How Life Influences Art
  • African American Congressmen Lesson
  • Trail of Tears Lesson

Harrison says beginning the application process is simple. “Write to us to request the application/document.” Write to ancestrylibraryteam@ancestry.com. They will give you a little more information and a grant application.

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