This Friday afternoon, the International G2 had a Cultural Day celebration as a part of their UoI studies. Students shared food, dances, songs, clothing, games or traditions from their own cultures and explained the meaning behind their presentation to other classmates and parents.
We found a big world in this small class! There were students who came in their national costumes; some taught us different languages including Korean, German, Thai and Arabic; Samuel showed us how to make traditional Chinese food dumplings; Nelson introduced the animals in Australia; Emma sang the national anthem of Canada, etc…
The International G2 is working on their second Unit of Inquiry in IB PYP – Where We Are in Place and Time. In this Unit students are expected to learn to celebrate and respectCultural Diversity by exploring the features of their own culture and seeing the similarities and differences between cultures and countries.
The forces of globalization are exposing us to a more and more diverse environment. No doubt students today will need to learn how to interact in such setting. At Changsha WES Academy, by attending school with a diverse population, students can develop an understanding of the perspectives of children from different backgrounds.