Second-grade students congregated in the Lane Gymnasium today to showcase their culminating second-grade project. With 33 students in the class, 18 countries were represented in the annual Heritage Day celebration. Students chose countries of interest – many of which related to their ancestry – to research, write about, and present. Through this in-depth research report, students developed their research, note-taking, and summarization skills.
Printed and bound reports were organized into sections, including: geography, government, education, leisure activities, cultural traditions, and food. In addition to prepared reports, students presented their country of heritage to passersby – parents, grandparents, teachers, and other students – with the use of visual aids, costumes, food, letters, maps, traveling journals, and books.
The heritage project coincided with year-long geography and reading studies and provided them with ample opportunities to further develop their reading and writing skills. Cultural food and music closed the event’s festivities. Heritage Day reflects the scope of learning undergone by students and the school’s commitment to challenge students to become compassionate global citizens.
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