A great way to help students understand character analysis is to have them create a family tree. This can be done with historical characters () or fictional characters (). is an app for creating family trees. It's a great (free, of course) app, and the educational value is when you bring it into the classroom and have students contribute and build the same tree. In this segment from , I show you how I would use it to teach Romeo and Juliet where each student would contribute to the family tree as a different character.
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