• To encourage children to appreciate values related to craft,
family and tradition.
• To have the participants reflect on the meaning of family
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
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
LINEAGE Descent in a line from a common
progenitor; progeny; race; descending line of offspring or
ascending line of parentage.
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
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.
The film Crac!
View the film Crac!
and/or Go to the Internet:
- Crac! Filmography
- And/or read the book Crac!
- 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.
Who is Frederic Back?
Go to the Internet: Biography