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Jordan Creek Elementary’s Cultural Day

Monday was so much fun!  Around 17 Cultural Ambassadors went over to Jordan Creek elementary and engaged students from kindergarten all the way up to 6th grade with their culture.  During the very first round of cultural workshops the students were quiet and not sure what to expect.  But, after the first round the hallways filled up with “Ooo did you see the long feathers” and “My favorite was the head move”.

During the “Indian Bollywood Dancing” workshop not only did all the students participate but even teachers and parents took part in the dance.  In the workshop titled “Significance of Aztec Calendar” students danced, played instruments and learned some new information about the elements like the wind and fire.  It was very interesting.

The other highlight of the day was the students who wore or carried the takeaways from the various workshops they attended.   They would look at one another and ask “Where did you get that?”

The other workshops were:

Indian Celebrations ¦ Musical Journey through Latin America ¦  Introduction to Chinese Language  ¦  Breaking Bread  ¦  Columbian Mochilas  ¦

Rural Schools in Indiae ¦  Russia’s Hidden Face ¦  Japanese Bon Dancing  ¦  My Nigeria ¦  Aboriginal Storytelling & Art  ¦  Korea-Land of Morning Calm

¦  Life and Art of Mexico  ¦  Around the World in 80 Tales  ¦  West African Drumming  ¦  Folktales of Asia

There are more workshops if you click here.

Here are some pictures

Above:  “Significance of Aztec Calendar” workshop

Above:  “Musical Journey through Latin America” workshop

Above: “Columbian Mochilas” workshop

Above: “My Nigeria” workshop

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