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EUMS Hosts International Fair

On April 11, 2014 students at East Union Middle School “traveled around the globe” and learned about different countries and cultures.

Students from different homerooms were asked to research and create displays to showcase cultures, geography, economies and landmarks from countries around the world including Scotland, Brazil, Tanzania, South Africa, Sweden, Russia, Germany,  and France. Students set up their displays in the gymnasium and the rest of the school visited the countries during their related arts block. Students also went to a presentation during during the day where they were able to watch performances about some of the countries. These perfomances included traditional dances and songs, reading of folklore and poetry recitation.

Scotland’s display featured a live bag pipe player. Mr. John Davis, the Elementary Band Director for the Forest Hills Cluster, played an accompaniment with the band during the lunchtime performances and played traditional Scottish music during the country tours. He also took the time to show students how a bag pipe works.

The school cafeteria also took the initiative to participate in International Day and prepared some traditional dishes from around the world such as Zanzibar Chicken, Brazilian Pork, Jasmine Rice and French Bread.

The International Fair serves a way to promote global awareness in our school and to help students learn about other cultures.

6th grade teacher, Tabatha Arce, said, “It was a great opportunity to have students see and ask questions about countries they have yet to visit in their lives.” 

Josh Owens, 6th Grade student, also said, “I really liked going to see the performances during the International day. I wish the presentation would have been longer.” Luke Presslar “I liked the dances the most. I thought all of the other kids did a good job.”

 

   
     
 
     
   

 

Written by: Jessica Haney, 6th grade Social Studies teacher
Posted: Apr 25, 2014 by Susie Jones

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