The Cultural Knowings Framework (Moran, 2001) is adapted to consider the ways to teach about a birthday party. Students learn the cultural significance of a birthday celebration, the cultural behaviors they will be able to participate in, and the opportunity to reflect in groups or individually about the importance of acknowledging age in their own culture and compare or contrast their knowledge with the new learned cultural knowledge, resulting in opportunities to consider oneself, how one feels about this cultural practice.
Moran, P. (2001). Teaching culture: Perspectives in practice. (1 ed.). Boston, MA, USA: Heinle, Cengage Learning.