I spent last week in Greece visiting family for Easter. I’ll tell ya, the Greeks go all out for this holiday and I was touched and amazed at the deep traditions passed down through the generations. It made me think about how important it is for us to not only honor our students’ cultures but to encourage them to find out about their own culture, family history, and family traditions. How do you encourage your students to explore their family history, traditions, and culture?
I’ve been toying with the idea of doing a digital storytelling project for this very purpose. We’ll see how the year works out. Perhaps this is just the type of authentic and meaningful work that will keep my students engaged at the end of the year.