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Hemby Bridge Elementary students learn about Africa

Kindergarten students explore African clothing and music.


Students at Hemby Bridge Elementary School have been learning about other countries and cultures all year, but April was a special month.

On April 25, the 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 danced to the rhythms of this fascinating continent.

In art classes, fifth-grade students created aboriginal masks, while fourth graders made “face jugs” as they study North Carolina.

Music classes for third and fifth graders used drums to explore different rhythmic patterns from world music.

On Globalization Mondays, Hemby Bridge media specialist Susan Shikany's classes learned about map skills.

They also learned about libraries around the world by hearing the book "Biblioburro," about the challenges of delivering books to the mountains of Colombia.

Older students learned how cotton is grown in many countries and exported to others for manufacture.

Africa wasn't the only point of study. Ginger Mullis's classes have been learning about the countries and cultures of Asia.

Written by: Deb Coates Bledsoe
Posted: Apr 28, 2014 by Deb Coates Bledsoe

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