Family tree

If we want to know and understand other people better, we need to start with knowing ourselves. One part of who we are is our family and our ancestors.

Draw your family tree, showing all your relatives and ancestors. Use a piece of paper, and start by writing your name, and the names of your brothers and sisters. Above write your parents' names, then their parents' and so on. How far back can you go? You will probably need to ask your parents, grandparents and other relatives to help you fill in the gaps. Next to each person you may want to write the year they were born, and when they died (for relatives who have already died). Add any extra information you can find out such as where they came from and what job they did.

Keep your family tree in a safe place - maybe you will want to show it to your own children in the future.