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Rituals and Customs
In this United States history learning exercise, students study the Sioux Indians and some of their customs by reading 5 informative paragraphs of text and by answering 5 short answer questions.
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Dia de los Muertos Educator Resource Guide
What are the origins of el Dia de los Muertos, and how is this tradition observed in contemporary celebrations? With a variety of lesson plans and suggested hands-on activities, here is an excellent resource to reference as you prepare...
4th - 7th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Breaching the Gulf Between Cultures
Students read excerpts from Jim Toner's memoir Serendib which chronicles his experiences as a Peace Corps volunteer in Sri Lanka. They work in small groups to analyze the excerpts and discuss how the author came to terms with Sri Lankan...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
Family Customs Past and Present: Exploring Cultural Rituals
Students in a communications skills class investigate rituals and customs of various cultures. They then interview family members to deepen their understanding of their own cultural celebrations. Using their oral presentation skills,...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History