Traditions and Culture

Contributor: Danielle Childers. Lesson ID: 10379

Every family has traditions — things they do or celebrate or eat over and over. Learn about different cultures and traditions and make a cool project!


World, World Cultures

Social Studies
learning style
Auditory, Visual
personality style
Grade Level
Primary (K-2)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

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  • Is there something your family does the same every year?

Maybe you do something special for a family member on their birthday or go somewhere special as a family around the holidays.

  • Where did you get these traditions?

Something that happens year after year and generation after generation is called a tradition.

Traditions are a special part of families. The traditions you celebrate, your religious beliefs, the language you speak, the traditional food you eat, and the music you listen to create your culture.

Your family's traditions have a lot to do with the culture you are from. 

  • Are there any traditions your family experiences that relate to your culture?

If you don’t know, ask a parent. How you celebrate your birthday or the holidays might be normal to you, but to other families with other cultures, celebrations may differ depending on their traditions.

In this lesson, learn more about how you are connected to your ancestors through your traditions and culture.

Watch the video below to see some of the world's many cultures and their traditions.

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With paper and crayons, draw one of the examples of traditions or culture you saw in the video.

America is unique because many immigrants moved to America over many years, creating a mixture of many different cultures. America is called a melting pot.

  • What do you think that means?

Melting pot means that all cultures representing people from many parts of the world live together in one place. The traditions and cultures have combined, or melted down, to create an American culture.

Learn more with this next video.

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