In this Passing Down Family History Through Oral Tradition instructional activity, students interview family members using a predetermined list of questions. Students... As part of a study of holiday traditions, language learners read about the creation of Kwanzaa, the seven-day festival created by Dr. Maulana Karenga to celebrate traditional African values. Students discuss various ways families and communities pass down oral and visual art forms to younger generations. Welcome! Students explore families and culture. They also organize a variety of artifacts into various categories and research traditional Louisiana artifacts online. A thought-provoking video explains this concept as part of a larger biology playlist. They share their poems... Learners brainstorm family meal traditions and the meaning of "The Circle of Life" while viewing artifacts. Become informed about the holiday, El Dia de los Muertos—also known as the Day of the Dead—with an in-depth presentation that explores its worldly history, meaning, traditional decorations, food, clothing, and rituals. Celebrate Kwanzaa and reinforce grammar skills with one language arts activity. Students report their findings to... First graders complete a unit on families and family structures. Students are explained that a folktale is a story passed down through the oral tradition of a particular culture. Are you getting the free resources, updates, and special offers we send out every week in our teacher newsletter? Next, they read... Second graders listen to The Keeping Quilt and through class/small group discussion relate this story to beliefs, customs, and traditions of their own families. In this traditions lesson, 1st graders explore food dishes from different countries and discuss where they are located. Students present their cookbooks... Where is France? 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Some traditions should be broken—or at least Palmer thinks so. Here, class members learn about their family's past with the help of an artifact, or family heirloom. Students examine the traditional Mexican musical form of corridos. In this reading comprehension lesson, 4th graders read Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message by Chief Jake Swamp and... English language learners examining different cultural traditions, receive extra support provided by the materials in this packet loaded with scripted lessons, activities, and exercises. They complete a graphic organizer using educational software. For this Holiday survey lesson, students discuss their family traditions at Christmas time and the cultural background of their family. This has been a powerful way for students to take charge of their learning and practice those speaking and listening skills! An extension mathematics activity is... Students research and then write about family stories. 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