ELI5: Explain Like I'm 5

maps of american ancestries

Okay kiddo, do you know what a map is? It's like a picture that shows us different places and things.

So, let's talk about maps of American ancestries. Ancestry means where a person's family comes from, like their grandparents, great-grandparents, and so on.

These maps show us where different groups of people came from and settled in America. For example, some people might have ancestors who came from Europe, like England or Italy. Others might have ancestors from Africa, like Nigeria or Ghana.

Now, imagine drawing lines on a map to show where all these different groups of people live in America. The lines are usually different colors to help us see which group lives where.

We can learn a lot from these maps, like how diverse America is and how different groups of people came to live in different parts of the country.

Does that make sense, kiddo?