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Global Week at Weddington Elementary School
Multicultural education is important for our children. We are a part of a very big world and the more we learn about it, the better!
Global Week at Weddington Elementary School provided students an opportunity to study, learn and exchange information on different continents, countries and cross-cultural experiences.
Our students took part in a week-long event to learn about China, Italy, Philippines and Israel/Jewish Cultures and many more.
Mrs. Keil’s third grade class learned and shared facts about China and Italy after presentations in the Media Center. A few of Mrs. Keil’s third grader students shared that China has the largest population in the world, thirty-six babies per minute are born, and the Great Wall of China is to protect the city from invaders.
The presentations highlighted customs and traditions across diverse cultures. The presenters were engaging for our students and broadened their knowledge of the world around them.
Mrs. Boyce’s kindergarten class learned about their class country, Chile. Their lesson began with the class learning about a day in the life of a ten year old Chilean boy. Each student created a Chilean flip book during their Interactive Writing. Each flap when lifted contained a fact about the country.
“My students learned about how children in Chile are a lot like themselves, they had a great time!” said Mrs. Boyce.
Weddington Elementary Drama Club performed “The Wizard of Oz” children’s play in the gymnasium to help kick-off global week! The performance was a treat to everyone and the students were excited to see their peers performing.
Another delight, Weddington Elementary Chorus serenaded the audience with popular Christmas/winter songs.
Students at Weddington Elementary School deepen their knowledge and understanding of world cultures through Global Week studies. They participate in a variety of classroom experiences and programs.
Written by: Stacie Davis
Posted: Dec 20, 2013 by Stacie Davis