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Bring finding your roots to your school or camp.

Customize our interdisciplinary curriculum materials and connect your students to their family history. Kids love to study themselves!

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“Discovering a new aspect about oneself through one’s ancestors is infectious!” Henry Louis Gates, Jr Professor, Author, Host of PBS' Finding Your Roots
A young student looks over historical documents with a librarian.
“It’s cool to find out about connecting science to history to find out about your ancestors.” Aidan Finding Your Roots Seedlings Camp Participant

Finding Your Roots - The Seedlings

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Award laurels that read, Award Winner, Mid-Atlantic Emmy, 2018 and 2019

Join thirteen young scientists from across the United States as they learn about who they are genetically, genealogically, and anthropologically. You’ll not only experience their energetic and moving stories, but you can also join them by exploring your own near and distant ancestry.

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The Curriculum

Our research-based curriculum can be customized and implemented by cross-content teachers over a time period of your choosing. Content has also been organized to accompany Finding Your Roots - The Seedlings video episodes!

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A workshop instructor and student examine a world map and discuss where the believe their ancestors originated from before conducting genealogical research.