It's a Family Affair

Understanding traditions, beliefs, and customs

Phase 1

Read Family Pictures by Carmen Garva

Select activity from book

Teach vocabulary

Discuss picture from book

Brainstorm different family traditions

Students bring something that represents a family tradition

Pick favorite tradition of their own and write about it

Discuss possible origins and identify possible resources

Phase 2

Create a new tradition

Ask questions

Provide graphic organizer

Create a presentation to display food, decorations, music, art, or dance