In many cultures birthdays are a time to celebrate! In Korean culture, the most important birthday to celebrate is the first birthday.
In ancient times Korea had high infant mortality rates due to poor hygiene and lack of medicinal knowledge. An infant living to the age of one was something to be celebrated. The celebration of the First Birthday is an ancient tradition.
The celebration is called Doljanchi (doll- jan –chee).
This unit is part of Trio’s Cultural Perspectives lesson series. It consists of two lessons, which are suitable for all primary grades and are particularly supportive for EAL students.
The lessons can be taught in isolation or provide a cultural perspective when completing units on celebrations, birthdays, Korean culture, ceremonies, predictions, traditional dress, and symbolism.
All resources are included which means you just download and teach.