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Attn. Lynn in NJ: Around The World In 180 Days
[ Thread ][ Subject ][ Author ][ Date ]Jerry Hendel
Tue, 17 Mar 1998 18:29:41
I teach art for grades 1-5 at two el. schools. At one of my schools we
used the schoolwide theme "Around The World in 180 Days." It is a
multicultural arts awareness program that was created at Magnolia
Elementary School in Carlsbad, California. I don't have their address, but
probably would be easy to find. We had five 6 week long festivals focusing
on Native America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America.
A lot of my projects have always been multicultural and I have been able
to plug them in appropriately, such as mummy cases and masks while we were
in Africa, totem poles,weaving and pottery in Native America, Mardi Gras in
Europe, etc. In areas where I am weaker, it has been a great challenge to
ferret out information. Good for me and the kids. I used many things at my
second school, too.
Schoolwide, we have had assemblies, guest speakers(bagpipes,dance,
storyteller,drama), guest artists and so on. We have a college and junior
college here (Galesburg, IL) and were able to draw from there---including
international students. We also have parents and others in the community
who were willing to share. Also, children have learned about their own
heritage. Each class made a banner are all hanging in the hallways. We had
a poster which has been put on shirts. We also have a bear (teddy) who
travels and send letter back which are put on a board and the area marked
on a world map.
Another el.school in the community has focused the entire year on China.
Great! Lanterns, calligraphy and other things the teacher has told me about.
What else can I tell you? Glad to hear of your interest.Let me know what
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