This ‘My Family’ project is a 4 page booklet which would be perfect for exploring family diversity, values, traditions and family structures within the classroom. The resource includes a project booklet, two drawing templates and two graphic organiser worksheets which could be used to facilitate conversations about similarities and differences between various types of families and what makes them special. The project is left very open so that your students can each choose what they would like to share about their family; making it an engaging and fun project for all.
Your students could complete the booklet in school or as a family project at home. The children could then share their booklets with each other in pairs, groups or as a presentation for the class. This would provide a fantastic opportunity to talk about families of different types, backgrounds, structures and cultures within the class. These booklets could also be added to your classroom library so the children can learn more about each other throughout the year.
This social studies resource works well for exploring Heritage and Identity. It is also ideal for any social studies curriculum that focuses on traditions and celebrations, or for teaching Ethical Education and Learn Together.
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