in Mrs. Arico's Class

colonial kids

Module: People Everywhere


In this unit, students will learn that people of diverse racial, religious, national, and ethnic groups transmit their beliefs, customs, and traditions in different ways.


Essential Questions:
  • Why are different holidays celebrated?
  • How do holidays reflect people's cultures and traditions?
  • Why is it important to respect diversity?
  • Study the customs and traditions of the following holidays as they occur throughout the year: Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Chinese New Year, New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day*, Valentine's Day, President's Day*, St. Patrick's Day, Passover, Easter, Earth Day, Mother's Day, Cinco de Mayo, Memorial Day, Flag Day, and Father's Day
  • Compare and Contrast different holidays
  • Compare and Contrast how the same holiday is celebrated differently by different groups
  • Categorize and Classify objects, symbols, and activities of holidays
  • Utilize graphic organizers to classify and categorize
  • Utilize graphic organizers to faciliate writing


Key Vocabulary:

alike, different, beliefs, celebrations, customs, diverse, ethnic, holidays, racial, religious, traditions

Fire Safety, Bus Safety, Character Education, and School Rules will also be covered in during this time period