How Does Your Culture Celebrate?

Grade 2 students are almost finished with a unit of inquiry all about how culture can influence art and vice-versa. being in an international school where in one class alone you have 15 different nationalities, this unit is so much fun and quite revealing for the students. I love the AHA moment when they realise that even though they belong to different cultures, they also share many things including food, language, ART and celebrations.

Paper sculptures, collage and wet-on-wet watercolour painting were the techniques explored throughout the inquiry. That in itself was also wonderful to teach and observe as the students tore paper for their collages, watched the paint spread like a ‘fire-work’ once it touched the wet paper and used their hands to sculpt paper and turn it into delicious food from all over the world.

 

 

 

So much exploration, learning, discovery, fun and gorgeous results. A winning unit for sure!

What you do you think?

 

HOW DOES YOUR CULTURE CELEBRATE?

 

 

 

 

WHAT DOES YOUR CULTURE EAT?

 

 

HOW DOES YOUR CULTURE SAY HELLO?

 

 

WHAT SYMBOL REPRESENTS YOUR COUNTRY?

 

 

 

 

 

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