Note: All aspects of the Interest Badge are listed. However, some are not conducive to providing help over the internet.
I've included a HELP link next to the areas where I could provide additional resources for the girls (working on their own or in groups).
- Make a symbol of a celebration from a culture other than your own.
It can be a Jewish menorah, a First Nations dream catcher, a Christmas tree,
a Chinese dragon, a Halloween jack-o-lantern or something else. What
does the symbol mean. Tell its meaning.
Catcher - Native American - hung over children's beds:
"they catch and hold everything evil as a spider's web catches and holds everything that comes into contact with it"
- HELP Ojo de Dios - Mexican - The " Ojo de Dios" or God's Eye is an ancient symbol made by the Huichol Indians of Mexico and the Aymara Indians of Bolivia. In Mexico, The central eye was made when a child was born to watch over him or her. Each year, a bit of yarn was added until the child turned five at which point the Ojo was complete. In Bolivia, "God's Eyes" were made to be placed on an altar so that the gods could watch over the praying people and protect them.
- HELP Dream Catcher - Native American - hung over children's beds: "they catch and hold everything evil as a spider's web catches and holds everything that comes into contact with it"
- Interview someone from a country other than Canada. Ask about that person's life. Share a food from that person's country.
- What is your favourite celebration? Why? Share a story about it.
- Invent a new celebration. Link it to a natural occurrence, such as the beginning of spring or a group event, such as starting a new grade at school. Talk about what foods, activities, crafts, decorations and other things you'd have at your celebration. Celebrate it with your unit.