Educator Webinars for Finding Your Roots

Educator Webinars for Finding Your Roots

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Sources of History Lesson

Beginning April 11th, (and April 25th) WNET will be hosting webinars for educators focusing on the new PBS series Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. In this 10-part series, Professor Gates delves into the family histories and genealogy of 25 famous Americans. Each episode features a different grouping of celebrity guests who are linked in various ways through friendship, long-lost relatives, or even through a common ancestral past.

The upcoming webinars will highlight specific Finding Your Roots episodes and related free educational resources. Each session will include a discussion about the featured episodes and related tips for using the content with students The first two webinars will take place Wednesday, April 11th from 4:00 to 5:00pm and Wednesday, April 25th from 4:00 to 5:00pm. If you have any questions or would like to talk with us further, please email WNET at


Register for the webinar(s) of your choice at by clicking here.


Check out the WXXI Finding Your Roots site for local resources: at and connections to Video Episodes, Clips and the national program site.