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Venezula Visitor Presents to Students photo

Venezula Visitor Presents to Students

Cristian Hernandez visited Porter Ridge Middle to speak with students about the culture of his home country Venezuela. He is an audio/visual journalism student from Universidad del Zulia and is in his fifth semester. In addition, Cristian is a photographer, translator, and an insurance agent.

Our students had a rare experience in being able to meet with Christian and learn about Venezuela. Students learned about the geography, economics, education and culture of the country. They also played games common to Venezuela like the sack race played with burlap sacks.

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Global Studies Students Connect with Elementary Students through Country Booklets photo

Global Studies Students Connect with Elementary Students through Country Booklets

Students in the seventh and eighth grade Global Studies classes recently completed a Project-Based Inquiry by creating small country booklets designed for elementary school students. Students had the opportunity to choose which location they would study about from a list of countries in different continents. The eighth grade classes selected from Europe, Africa, and Asia, while the seventh grade classes selected countries in the Americas, including the Caribbean, and various other places in the South Pacific. Once selected, the Global Studies students used their Chromebooks to research cultural information about their country. They had a check list of specific details they needed to search for in order to have similarities among all booklets. After gathering all the cultural points they had learned about in their research, the students began to write their booklets. To give the information a polished look, a colorful cover was created.

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