Family

Family traditions are the focus of a instructional activity 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 family and their way of life in India. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Visit the library or search on mobile learning devices to locate information about India and the people that live there 
  • Invite family members to be part of the conversation and provide assistance with lesson activities, especially to young pupils
  • Conduct the lesson during holiday season and incorporate learners' traditions into your classroom celebrations
Classroom Considerations
  • When drafting the parent letter, emphasize that the family picture will not be returned 
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Pros
  • Offers teacher notes to support a successful implementation
  • Provides adaptation ideas depending on the grade span that you teach
  • Lists three extension activities 
Cons
  • Contains broken links