dpstanley on 8/30/2022 1:44:44 PM
Kearns High School
Social Studies Teacher
Ancestry allows students to not only examine their own potential origins into the US and beyond but also to examine a plethora of primary sources such as immigration information, censuses, and personal information from people that have lived long ago.
In world and US history we are tasked with teaching students how to analyze and understand primary sources. This website could also allow them to draw connections to their own pasts bringing the material we teach to a more relevant connection. For example, in US history one such topic is the Gilded Age which is characterized by massive immigration; instead of lecturing about it the students could explore the actualities of these immigrants to better understand their circumstances and draw personal connections.
Social Studies, K-12
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Submitted Website Review Form
smgraves on 8/31/2022 5:57:57 AM
Uses 80 and 443
Filtered as Dictionary and Education
Yes, with reservations
Spoke with Jeff about it and he was concerned with the students having the ability to look up their family history or the students were able to find that they were adopted or something they should not find out about there family? The site also requests that they get the public addresses for the schools wanting to use it so they can build an allow list for the network.
2 - Shows Promise
This is approval for the AncestryClassroom resource only. This includes Ancestry, Fold3, and Newspapers.com. Given that there are thousands of primary documents within these databases, teachers should preview each source before sharing with students to ensure it is appropriate and standards aligned.
Submitted Final Approval Form
dkroberts on 9/20/2022 3:55:42 PM
Non approved by Noelle Converse see note: I do worry about the comment that this could breach some expectations of confidentiality into personal history data. The scenario of a student discovering being adopted or other historical data troubles me.