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Hemby Bridge Students Learn About Africa

Kindergarten students explore African clothing and music.

Students at Hemby Bridge have been learning about other countries and cultures all year, but April was a special month. On April 25, our entire school enjoyed presentations on Africa from World in Our Backyard. Students learned about people, animals, musical instruments, and the land of Africa. Each student was dressed in a bright print outfit and we danced to the rhythms of this fascinating continent! 

In art classes, fifth grades students have been creating aboriginal masks and fourth graders are making face jugs as they study North Carolina. Music classes for third and fifth grades have used the drums to explore different rhythmic patterns from world music. 

On Globalization Mondays, Mrs. Shikany's classes have learned about map skills, and also about libraries around the world by hearing the book "Biblioburro", about the challenges of delivering books to the mountains of Colombia.  Older students have learned about how cotton is grown in many countries and exported to others for manufacture.  Mrs. Mullis's classes have been learning about the countries and cultures of Asia.

Written by: Betsy Ziskind
Posted: Apr 26, 2014 by Betsy Ziskind

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