Description: The Ohio Village and costumed interpreters provide the setting for this hands-on program in which students take part in representative activities of several ethnic winter holidays and traditions. Students will explore how different cultures celebrate the holidays. Students will have the opportunity to make and take home a crafted item. Following the program students will use Venn diagrams to make comparisons and draw conclusions.
*This program is outside, so please have the students dress appropriately for the weather. *
Location: Ohio Village next to the Ohio History Center
Availability (December 2013): December 4 and 5. Please contact Scheduling Office for availability on either date.
Time Allowance: 1½ hours within 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Cost: $8.00 per student; $4.00 per chaperone; Teachers are free
Artifact – A material object of a culture such as a tool, an article of clothing, or a prepared food.
Cultural Institution - An established custom, practice, or relationship of importance in a society.
Cultural Perspective - A complex set of meanings, attitudes, values, and ideas belonging to a cultural group.
Cultural Practice –A pattern of behavior accepted by a society.
Cultural Product –A tangible (e.g., painting, a cathedral, a mosque, a piece of literature, a pair of chopsticks) or intangible (e.g., an oral tale, a dance, a sacred ritual, a system of education) aspect produced by a cultural group.
Culture - Learned behavior of a group of people, which includes their belief systems and languages, their social relationships, their institutions and organizations, and material goods such as food, clothing, buildings, tools, and machines.
Custom – Something that people always do or always do in a particular way by tradition.
Immigrant - A person who comes to live in a country in which he or she was not born.
Nation - A group of people bound together by a strong sense of shared values and cultural characteristics, including language, religion, and common history.
Primary source – An account of an event by someone who was present at the event.
Secondary Source - An account of an event by someone who was not present at the event.
Tradition – A long established action or pattern of behavior in a community or group of people, often one that has been handed down from generation to generation.
Social Studies Standards Addressed (by Benchmark and Grade Level Indicator)
Grade 3: People in Societies – A1
Grade 4: People in Societies – A1
Grade 5: History – B4; People in Societies – A1
Grade 6: People in Societies – A1
Revised: (by Content Statements)
Grade 3: 8
Grade 4: 3, 13
Grade 5: 10