CLASSROOM – Roots
November and December are busy holiday seasons where families gather to celebrate their traditions and each other. It’s an excellent time to explore our family roots in the classroom. Children learn their family’s heritage and beliefs. They learn about what has changed and what stays the same. Use this week’s projects to help students open up conversations and learn more about their families.
HOW TO OBSERVE in the Classroom – Roots
Download and print this week’s projects to explore family heritage and history. You can also follow the suggestions below to help your students explore the days in their own way. It might surprise you what they discover! We’re often surprised by our own discoveries!
Celebrate Every Day in the Classroom by:
1. Asking a question about the day or observance and finding the answer.
2. Exploring the subject further. Whether you read a book, interview an expert, watch a documentary, or run an experiment, there is always more to learn about the observance.
3. Writing about the day or observance. You can write about what you learned or what the day means to you.
4. Telling someone about the day. You might be sharing information that is helpful to someone. Or, you might brighten someone’s day.
5. Solving a problem. Many observances discuss issues around the world that need fixing. How would you fix it?
6. Being creative. Draw, paint, build, design, bake, create your idea of what the observance means.
Of course, as always, sharing on social media isn’t required; learning is. But if you do, please use #NDCClassroom to share on social media.
THIS WEEK’S PROJECTS
This week, we have three projects to choose from. Pick one or complete them all!
- Family Tree
- Roots Scavenger Hunt
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