The story

Who am I (continued)


Habits and customs

Habits and customs vary from family to family. Sometimes these variations are due to people's origin: the place where they were born, the region of the country from which they came, contact with other families and other customs.

Diet, speech, religion, and dress vary among families of different backgrounds.

You and your house

The story of a house is part of the history of the family that lives in it. The human being always sought a place to live, where he could take shelter and live in groups. The caves were the first houses of humans.


Nowadays, there are several types of housing. Watch:


Buildings in the City of Sao Paulo

Rocinha Slum, in Rio de Janeiro

Old buildings in Recife

Thatch House in the state of Mato Grosso


Stilt house on the banks of the Amazon River

As we can see, there are several types of housing. They can be made of brick, cement and tiles. They can also be made of wood, clay, straw or stones when living conditions are more difficult or because they are better suited to places.

Homes not only protect us from the cold, the rain and the sun. They are also places for family and friends to live together. It reveals people's living conditions, the environment in which they live, the things they value. This is why we say that houses have history.

Coexistence at school

School is a very interesting place. There is a time to play and a time to study. At school, at all times we live with many people. And for school to work, it takes organization and respect. That is why there are rules that guide the coexistence between students, teachers and staff.

There are public schools and private schools. Public schools are maintained by the government of the country, states or municipalities. They are public because they are kept by the taxes paid by the population. Private schools belong to one person or group of people and students pay tuition fees for their maintenance.