Resource 1: Kinship chart

Teacher resource for planning or adapting to use with pupils

A kinship chart shows how each person is related or connected to the others and their family or community. Different cultures have different ways of describing relatives.

An example from Ghana is shown below:


My Parents

My Grandparents

Ohene Boateng

Father – Twum Boateng Grandfather – John Kwame Boateng
Grandmother – Nana Kyene

My Brothers/ Sisters

Akwasi Boateng, Darkwa Boateng,

Kwadwo Boateng

Mother – Akosua ObiriGrandfather – Samuel Obiri
Grandmother – Afua Anamuah-Mensah

3. Helping pupils explore their past

Resource 2: Another kinship chart