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Wingate fifth graders share heritage through culture boxes
Wingate Elementary fifth-grade teacher Lynn Schwallie organized a unique project for students to introduce themselves to their classmates, as well as learn about their unique cultures.
The project included sharing their culture with treasured items, photographs, and family objects that represented each childâ€™s family culture such as traditions, celebrations, art, music, literature or clothing.
As the year has progressed, students have been sharing their cultural boxes with their classmates to extend and support their cultural studies throughout the curriculum.
Written by: Melissa Ottaway, Wingate Elementary Literacy Teacher
Posted: Nov 30, 2011 by Deb Coates Bledsoe