Sunday, September 14, 2008
Sharing Our Family Stories
We begin our study of social studies with some work to help us all understand what we mean when we talk about "culture." While we are learning about other people and other cultures from around the world, and throughout time, it is important to understand that we are each the product of our own cultures -- learned from those who make up our families and our communities. Students shared family recipes, handmade quilts, timelines of important happenings in their families, lockets, war medals, and lots and lots of stories. Sharing our stories gives us an opportunity to know ourselves, and each other better.