During the holidays of Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any time really, is perfect for teaching about cultures, and this family traditions and cultural activities unit is easy for teachers and engaging for primary students!
Chances are, you have a group of diverse students with different backgrounds and family units. Keep your students engaged while they explore and learn about the different customs, traditions, and celebrations of their classmates.
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See how the unit is broken down below.
1. Spend 2-3 weeks teaching about culture with engaging cultural activities
2. Lesson planning: DONE!
Use the daily planner to plan the engaging lessons your students will love while also making teaching about cultures organized and easy for you! There’s a clickable table of contents too, so every activity is ready to click, print, and use.
3. Use an interactive PowerPoint when teaching about culture
Get your students actively engaged in learning about cultures, families, and traditions with an interactive PowerPoint you can share with your class. When teaching about cultures display this PowerPoint on a device or an interactive whiteboard to touch, click, and learn more!
4. Instruction with posters and vocabulary
The posters and vocabulary cards are great for displaying in your room after using them for instruction. The posters can also be made into a culture and traditions class book.
5. Hands-on cultural activities
Coloring, cutting, gluing… That’s called heaven for many learners!
6. Seatwork, class cookbook, and writing cultural activities
Have your students make a simple family tree to share their family units. Encourage families to submit their favorite recipes that represent their culture to make a class cookbook! Solidify concepts with seatwork and writing activities. There is so much when teaching about culture!
7. Our cultural activities are a favorite for a reason!
See what teachers like you are saying about these cultural activities:
This was a great resource to teach during the holiday season. Everything was very user-friendly and the kids were super engaged. I highly recommend.— Jenna M.
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This was the perfect resource to use while learning about traditions and customs with my first graders!— Hilary B.
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Lastly, Grab a My Family Booklet when teaching about culture.
When teaching about culture, this family booklet is perfect for kindergarten and 1st grade and nicely supplements this Customs, Family Traditions, and Culture Activities Social Studies unit.
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