Family Traditions, Customs and Beliefs
Students discuss African childhood, explore family traditions, customs, and beliefs, examine African recipes, discuss differences or similarities in food preparation between the U.S. and Africa, and prepare a dish with adult supervision.
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Beliefs in Traditional African Religions
While there are a few aspects of this activity missing, it can absolutely be useful and suit your African religions study. A activity is split into 3 parts: "before you read," "while you read," and "after you read." There is a chart...
6th - 10th Social Studies & History
Additional Folklife Information
Use a packet packed with ideas for how to celebrate the traditions of your country, state, community, and pupils's families. Suggestions for how to draw on oral and material traditions, customs, beliefs, music, and stories all find a...
5th - 12th English Language Arts
Our Family and Other Families: Using Totoro to Teach Family Structure
What do families around the world have in common? Explore this theme through the popular animated film My Neighbor Totoro by Hayao Miyazaki. Over the course of two days, pupils view the film, pausing to discuss their own families and the...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Honoring Muslim Traditions
Students explore the traditions and practices of Islam and prepare a presentation of their observations. On small black paper squares, they create a traditional Islamic geometric and floral pattern. Each piece is arranged in patterns and...
4th - 12th Social Studies & History
How has culture shaped you? Middle and high schoolers examine different aspects of one's culture, including religious beliefs, social customs, and family traditions, and discuss the ways that their personalities have been formed by these...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable