By Morgan Christensen
Seventh graders recently created family trees for their social studies classes. Students asked their parents and their grandparents where they were born and where past generations were from. They filled out a family tree to show the information.
Seventh-grade students have been studying immigration in the late 1800s and the early 20th century. Some family members came to the U.S. during this time period, and the different stories are really part of what students are learning in American history.
“You would be surprised to know that many students didn’t know that their family came from Italy or Ireland or Germany,” seventh grade social studies teacher Mrs. Anderson said. “This project puts them in touch with what their ancestors went through to get here and what they did to survive when they arrived.”
Students have learned a bit from their family trees. Cactus Canyon students have families from all over the world.
“I have learned that I have a lot of people in my family named Mareo,” said seventh grader Tim Boardman.