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Thursday, March 2 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Utilizing the Digital Resources of Genealogists in the Social Studies Classroom

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Technology has revolutionized the study of genealogy over the past twenty years through the digitization of records. The digitization of genealogical sources can be utilized in the Social Studies classroom to meet the new ISBE standards in the areas of Inquiry Skills and History Standards. Not only can students use these tools to learn about their own family history, but they can also be used to study history on a larger scale. Learn about how genealogical sources such as census records, vital records, land records, and more can be used in the Social Studies classroom to study historical events as primary sources. These sources which were previously difficult for most people to obtain are now readily accessible to all via the internet, and can enhance the Social Studies classroom by giving students the opportunity to learn about those who lived in the past with the documents that they left behind.


Jason Kruski

Jason Kruski is a seventh grade Social Studies teacher at Mannheim Middle School as well as a professional genealogical researcher, author, and lecturer. He has also taught eighth grade Social Studies and fourth through eight grade Spanish in both the public school and private school... Read More →

Thursday March 2, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
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