Unit 4, grade 8: Our Customs And Traditions – Project
Customs and traditions: How they have changed? (Customs and traditions: How have they changed?)
1. Unit 4 class 8 Project
first. Work in groups of three or four. Decide on a Vietnamese custom or tradition you want to research. (Work in pairs of 3-4. Decide on the Vietnamese customs or traditions you want to study.)
2. Individually, interview an older person (your grandmother or your neighbor) about this custom or tradition. (Individual interviews with elders (grandparents or neighbors) about these customs and traditions)
3. Then interview a younger person (your mother or your teacher) to see if this custom or tradition has changed today. (Then interview a younger person (your mother or teacher) to see if this custom or tradition has changed today.)
4. Back in your group, compare and combine your research results. Then together plan your presentation. Decide which of you will lead each part of the presentation. (Back in your group of friends, compare and combine study results. Then plan the presentation together. Decide who will present each section.)
5. Give your presentation to the rest of the class. (Give your presentation to the class.)
Guide to answer
Today we would like to talk about the tradition of making Chung cake for Tet. For the Vietnamese, Chung cake is a traditional food to express gratitude to their ancestors and homeland. Wrapping Chung cake is an opportunity for family members to gather. Nowadays, in some big cities, the busy lifestyle of modern society prevents people from preparing the cake by themselves. However, they can buy Chung cakes at the market.
Today we want to talk about the tradition of making banh chung on Tet. For Vietnamese people, banh chung is a dish to express gratitude to ancestors and homeland. Bunch of banh chung is an opportunity for family members to reunite. Nowadays, in some big cities, the busy life of modern society makes it impossible for people to wrap their own cakes. However, one can buy banh chung at the market.
At the end of the lesson, the children need to find out how customs and traditions have changed from past to present and present to the class what they have collected.