Using photos, documents, and music from the Library's digital collections, students investigate rituals and customs of various cultures.
They then interview family members to deepen their understanding of their own cultural celebrations. Using their oral presentation skills, students present one cultural ritual from their tradition to the class.
- improve their oral and written communication skills;
- gain an understanding of various cultures through the exploration and analysis of holiday and stages of life rituals which unite a group by preserving cultural identity and heritage
- Two weeks
Recommended Grade Level
- Culture & Folklife
- Postwar United States, 1945-present
- Great Depression and WWII, 1929-1945
Nanci Douglas & Mary Ruddy