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188 resources with the concept traditions

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Community

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
What is a community? Find out with a lesson that sheds light onto the different types of communities—school, local, and global. Scholars read informational text detailing the life of a young girl from Cape Verde and take part in a...
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Christmas Around the World

For Students K - 12th
Discover how the world celebrates Christmas with an interactive website that takes scholars on a journey through several different countries' holiday festivities.     
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Family

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Family traditions are the focus of a lesson that explores the lives of children in India and those in your classroom. Scholars examine their own family roles and traditions, then respond to an informative text detailing a young girl's...
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Thanksgiving

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
A collection of Thanksgiving-themed vocabulary worksheets are sure to instill a sense of season gratitude. Featuring a set of nouns, verbs, and adjectives based on the holiday, the packet invites class members to fill in the blanks,...
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Thanksgiving 3—Traditions

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Thanksgiving is a treasured national holiday, but it can look different from table to table. Through a reading passage, real-world images, and class discussion, scholars take a look into Thanksgiving's importance to the United States of...
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Day of the Dead (Printable Craft)

For Students K - 6th
Cut, color, and build are the skills scholars use to create a paper dapper skeleton, or La Calavera Catrina, in honor of El Dia de los Muertos.
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Dia de Los Muertos

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
To honor El Dia de los Muertos, scholars work together to create Day of the Dead displays—paper sugar skulls and banners—that bring a festive and memorable flare to the classroom.  
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Dia De Los Muertos (Day Of The Dead)—A Brief Explainer

For Students 4th - 8th
A fast pace and engaging graphics make up an informative video detailing the ins and outs of the holiday, El Dia De Los Muertos.
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Quilt Activity

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
After completing the first five lessons from the series, scholars assemble their quilt pieces to create a family history quilt. They then rate their experience of learning about their families by conducting interviews, creating family...
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Cultural Research Activity

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Class members explore cultural diversity through a variety of texts that showcase the importance of traditions. Then, they interview their family members to research their own cultural background and write their findings on quilt pieces....
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Using Connecting Themes in First Grade Social Studies

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Foster contributing members of society with a social studies unit focused on five aspects of community. First graders discuss themes of culture, groups, location, scarcity, and change with discussion questions and activities about...
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My Family's Thanksgiving

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd
Prepare for the excitement of Thanksgiving with a helpful slideshow presentation. Colorful and engaging, the presentation explores Thanksgiving symbols, details, and traditions, and prompts learners to contrast the given topics with what...
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Journal Writing Prompts

For Students 5th - 9th
Inspire thoughtful journal entries with these detailed journal writing prompts. The resource includes 24 prompts that require learners to write expository, persuasive, and sometimes creative journal entires.
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Contemporary Reflections

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Combine art and writing in a instructional activity about legends. After viewing Inuit art, class members examine their own cultural surroundings in order to write and visually represent a legend. Individuals are invited to take the...
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Lesson: The Power of Story

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Universal themes found throughout the world in the form of stories is the topic of today's lesson. Upper graders analyze the cultural context of the Mithila piece, Hanuman. They consider the universal themes the image depicts and how the...
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Rice Is All Around Us!

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students grasp the complexity and similarities of traditional foods in various countries and cultures. Then they compare and contrast family food traditions with their classmates. Students also create a decorated box to store recipes...
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Here's My Family

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Family traditions help to instill personal values, social norms, and the warmest of childhood memories. Elementary and secondary learners share their favorite family traditions with a fun diorama project. Using modeling clay, they create...
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Peace Corps Challenge Game- Food from Other Countries

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Learners examine traditional foods from other cultures.  In this Peace Corps Challenge game, students research food preferences and delicacies in other countries and compare to the traditional American cuisine. Learners create a menu of...
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Learning From the Past

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Coming up on the Olympics? Be sure your middle schoolers understand the dynamic and ancient history of this global tradition. They begin by recalling traditions parents have passed down, considering their relevance and ways they might be...
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How the New Year is Celebrated around the World

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Develop compare and contrast skills while expanding cultural knowledge by looking at how different countries ring in the new year.
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Making Myths Based on Art Images

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learners don't necessarily create art in this lesson, but they do use it to inspire a descriptive story. They discuss various mythic heroes, story elements, writing conventions, and oral traditions. They view images depicting an ancient...
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Stories! Imagination! Joy!

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Rekindle the art of storytelling through imagination and oral tradition.
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Paul Bunyan: Opening the Door for American Storytelling

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Guide the next generation of storytellers with these American oral tradition stories.
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Lao Design: Lotus Flower Constructions

For Teachers K - 4th
Students create lotus flowers in 3-D designs applying Lao art techniques. Following a teacher demonstration, they assemble their own lotus flower candleholders and the teacher arranges a group flotation in a body of water. Students...