Understanding Cultures

Understanding Cultures Photo

Duffield Elementary School recently hosted its first annual “Heritage Museum Day,” inviting students’ family members and Connetquot High School students to the school in an effort to promote a widespread cultural understanding and respect for the many customs throughout the world.

Throughout the halls of the school, each classroom featured a foreign learning environment where Connetquot High School volunteers were able to shed light onto customs and activities that the younger students were able to enjoy. Such presentations included information about the World Cup and why so many countries hold the sport of soccer dear to their heart, art lessons in the style of the ever popular Japanese Anime and fun classroom activities which taught children how to perform a traditional Greek dance.

Additionally, the school’s gymnasium was transformed into a cultural museum, where multiple displays were set up with factual information about countries around the world, including but not limited to China, Israel, France and Germany.