CRE3: THEME 1: CHRISTIANS GROW IN JESUS

This Unit introduces us to Christian Religious Education as studied in Primary Three.

Growing in GodTRADITIONS/ CUSTOMS

  1. What are customs?

Customs are traditional practices in a society.

  1. Examples of traditional customs in our society
    • Greeting.
    • Naming twins.
    • Bowing down before kings.
    • Paying bride price.
    • Having last funeral rites.
    • Dressing
    • Welcoming visitors at home.

  1. People who teach us customs include:
  • Parents
  • Teachers
  • Pastors
  • Elders
  • Grand parents

Activity

  1. What term is used to mean the traditional practices of a society?
  2. Name two traditions among the Baganda
  3. Draw and colour yourself performing any one custom at home.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Importance of customs in our society

(a)Greeting;

  • Creates friendship
  • Sign of respect
  • Makes people feel happy.

(b) Paying bride price/wealth;

  • Sign of thanks you to the girl’s family.
  • Sign of responsibility.
  • To stabilize marriage.
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Some of the animals used in paying bride price in Uganda

(c) Naming children;

  • For identification
  • Creates unity among clan members.

(d) Welcoming visitors;

  • To show respect.
  • To create friendship.

(e) Mourning for the dead;

  • Way of showing sorrow.
  • Sign of love for the dead.

Activity

  1. Name any two customs at school.
  2. Why we greet one another?
  3. What do you do when you receive a visitor?
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