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225 resources with the concept traditions

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The Value of Ancient Traditions

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Imagine having to give up cell phones, computers, and TV? What would be lost? What gained? An examination of the Drokpa, a nomadic people who live in the grasslands of Tibet, provides class members an opportunity to consider how access...
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Lone Dog's Winter Count: Keeping History Alive

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
What is oral tradition, and what unique tool did the Native Americans of the Northern Great Plains use to help them remember their complex histories? Through pictograph analysis, discussion, research, and an engaging hands-on activity,...
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Butterflies: A Symbol of Dia de los Muertos

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
What role does the monarch butterfly play in the holiday, Dia de los Muertos? Find out with a lesson that sheds light on symbolism and cultural traditions. A KWL chart shares scholars' knowledge of the holiday and what they want to know...
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Family Stories and the Oral Tradition

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
How well do you know stories told in your family? Could you recite them by heart? Middle schoolers study the importance of the oral tradition by telling a partner a story, having the partner recite it back, and then interviewing a family...
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The Lottery

For Students 6th Standards
Shirley Jackson's short story "The Lottery" provides middle schoolers with an opportunity to hone their close reading and literary analysis skills. After annotating their copy of the story, writer's craft an essay in which they analyze...
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Creating Suspense Lesson 2: Analyzing Literary Devices in "The Lottery"

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
Looking for a complete lesson plan that does not require searching for additional materials? Creating Suspense Lesson 2 offers just that. After reading Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery," scholars analyze the literary devices the author...
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Holidays Around the World

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Celebrate traditions and cultures around the world with a set of worksheets and printables. Fourth and fifth graders can create booklets or simply participate in individual studies of specific holidays in different countries. From lined...
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The Aztecs

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Did you know the Aztecs had two different calendars? Or that Aztec men could have more than one wife? Find out more about this ancient civilization including how they lived, what they ate, and their cultures and beliefs with a set of 20...
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Hearts for St. Patrick

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Explore the history of St. Patrick's Day and add a festive touch to classroom decor with an activity that combines holiday symbols, limericks, and class members' craftiness to create paper shamrocks. 
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Webquest: St Patrick’s Day

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Send scholars on a webquest on St. Patrick's Day! Computer enthusiasts search the web to answer a series of questions, write a mini biography about St. Patrick, discover and write a summary about the holiday's symbols and traditions, and...
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Runaway Dreidel

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Accompany a reading of the story, Runaway Dreidel! by Lesléa Newman with a variety of activities that encourage counting, map skills, experimenting, and writing. Scholars work collaboratively to play a dreidel game, create a map...
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Happy Holidays!

For Students 2nd Standards
Family traditions come in all shapes and sizes. Around the winter holidays, families gather around tables to eat food and play games, while spending time together to sing and give gifts. Whether it is Kwanzaa or Hanukkah, family...
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Judaism Hanukkah

For Students 5th Standards
Winter time is full of holiday celebrations around the world, including Hanukkah. Learners briefly read about the history of the Jewish holiday and the traditions of the culture before responding to 10 reading comprehension questions.
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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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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 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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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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Global Support and Tributes

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
The September 11th terrorist attacks did not just affect Americans; it struck a sympathetic and concerned chord throughout the entire world. The day of, and for many following, global support was offered in a variety of ways. Here,...
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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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Wife inheritance and the AIDS epidemic in Africa

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Complex problems require complex solutions. After reading a news article about how the tradition of wife inheritance in many African countries has contributed to the spread of AIDS, class members participate in a Paideia seminar and...
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My Name is Asher Lev: The Problematic Situation Strategy

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Chiam Potok's story about the tension between tradition and individualism, between religion and art, is the focus of a pre-reading strategy designed to help readers relate to Asher's desire to draw. Individuals identify a special talent...
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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 activity. Upper graders analyze the cultural context of the Mithila piece, Hanuman. They consider the universal themes the image depicts and how...