Our class recently completed our first Social Studies unit on culture. As we investigated our own cultures, the students created a biographical map that showed places they, their parents, and their grandparents have lived and visited. Their maps were color-coded and labeled with important family history information.
At the completion of our unit, we had a culture party. Students wore traditional clothing from their countries and brought traditional foods and games to share with the class. We also performed a skit about new immigrants arriving at Ellis Island in the early 1900s. Our parents, other teachers, and our principal were invited to join us for the party. It was an exciting time of celebrating the unique aspects of our cultures.