Uncommon Folk: It’s Tradition

Document family traditions by interviewing grandparents, uncles, and aunts to find out about family history. Listen to family stories, learn about grandparents’ hobbies, hear about their childhood songs and games, and investigate special holidays and family events. Create a class scrapbook or blog post that features stories and pictures from the past. Consider including recipes for foods that are family traditions. Encourage opportunities to share family traditions in class.

Extension: Give each student a square of paper on which to depict a family tradition. Mount all their squares together on large construction or roll paper and display a paper quilt of family traditions.