Who am I? Study in Cultural Identity and Traditions
Stories and traditions about myself and my family connect me to my past.
-Kindergarten/Grade 1 resource with a Canadian Aboriginal theme throughout.
-An opportunity to collect information from personal experiences and oral sources to share orally
Emphasis on exploration of self, family, likes, identity, culture and connectedness with family, history and others who are similar and different, with opportunities to write some words, draw pictures and use words to explain.
Please find included:
A look at culture as: the foods we eat, the clothes wear, culture is always changing
Where are you from? Where do you live now in Canada? What languages do you speak?
Important parts of culture are: the sports you play, the music and dance of your culture, holidays and celebrations, art and the stories that are past down from previous generations.
Aboriginal examples included: bannock, traditional dress at a Powwow, jingle dress, photo of Nunivak mother and child 1970, hello in Halkomelon, National Aboriginal Day, Potlatch, Haida whale symbol
I hope you find this to be springboard to further discussions on family, culture and traditions of students in your classrooms.