We have begun our next step in Social Studies, which is Looking At People. We will continue to focus on the communities of Iqaluit, Meteghan and Saskatoon, but we will be looking closer at the people who live(d) there.
One of the “I Can” statements that is key to this unit is I can tell about the traditions and celebrations in each community. Now that we’re into the Christmas season, this is a perfect time to start thinking about traditions and celebrations! Let’s start to make some personal connections by thinking about celebrations your family participates in and some traditions that go along with them! Please comment on a holiday/special day you regulary celebrate, and a tradition that you have that goes along with it. When we begin looking at the celebrations and traditions of other communities, we’ll be able to make personal connections to them. I’ll start:
Ms.J and her family celebrate Christmas. One tradition we have (as we are Ukrainian) is to have 12 different foods on the table for Christmas Eve dinner. We also sing Christmas carols and open our gifts on Christmas Eve as well.
Remember, you don’t just have to comment on Christmas; choose any holiday or day that is special to you and your family. Below is a slideshow of some of the most recognized holidays to get your mind thinking.