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• To encourage children to appreciate values related to craft,
   family and tradition.

• To have the participants reflect on the meaning of family and
   tradition, as it relates to them and others.
• To develop oral and written communication


TRADITIONS
Traditions are a part of culture that is passed from person to person or generation to generation.
1. Beliefs or customs taught by one generation to the next, often orally. For example, we can speak of the tradition of sending birth announcements.
2. A set of customs or practices. For example, we can speak of Christmas traditions.
3. A broad religious movement made up of religious denominations or church bodies that have a common history, customs, culture, and, to some extent, body of teachings. For example, one can speak of Islam's Sufi traditions or Christianity's Lutheran traditions.
However, on a more basic theoretical level, tradition(s) can be seen as information that is brought into the present from the past in a particular social context. Traditions consist of practices that have been transformed into some kind of communicable information.

FAMILY LINEAGE
Descent in a line from a common progenitor; progeny; race; descending line of offspring or ascending line of parentage.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/

 

Preliminary Activity #1: In my home there is…
- Objects that represent family traditions. (object, drawing or photo)

Activity #1: The film Crac!
- Film Crac! and/or the Internet: Crac! Filmography

Follow-Up Activity #1: Who is Frederic Back?
- Internet: Frédéric Back Biography

 
Preliminary Activity #1:
In my home there is…


Prior to viewing the film, in the participant’s home: participants choose an object they consider to be meaningful to their family or that represents the history of their family, lineage or ancestry.

Have the children bring in the object, or draw it,
or photograph it.


Have them write about it.
- What is it?
- What is it made of?
- What colour is it?
- What shape and size is it?
- How is it used?
- Why did you choose it?
- Where did it come from?
- What is its history?
- What is the tradition attached
   to this object?
- Will they use it when they have a family
   of their own?

Have them present the object to the group.

Activity #1:
The film Crac!

View the film Crac!
and/or
Go to the Internet:
- Crac! Filmography
(www.fredericback.com/cineaste/filmographie/crac/)
- And/or read the book Crac!
(www.fredericback.com/illustrateur/edition/crac.en.shtml)

Group discussion
- Do you have family members who make
  things, such as knitted clothing, or quilts?
- Did your grandparents have a trade
  (shoemaker, cook, carpenter…)
  or a craft (weaver, potter …)?
- Did they live in the city or the country?
  How did that affect their lives?
- What is the film about?
- What is the most precious object
  in the film? Explain.
- How did the film make you feel?
- Did you like it? Yes? No? Explain.

Follow-Up Activity #1
Who is Frederic Back?

Go to the Internet:
Biography
(www.fredericback.com/biographie/index.en.shtml)

 

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