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Tagged With: culture

And Our Marionette Adventure BEGINS!

The artist’s world is limitless. It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep. ~Paul Strand This week began with the excitement of knowing that we would be starting our integrated, multi-disciplinary marionette project. We are SO excited and can’t wait to see … Continue reading »

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Learning About Other Cultures Through Their Artifacts

 “Human diversity makes tolerance more than a virtue; it makes it a requirement for survival.” ~ René Dubos Welcome to part TWO of our amazing exploration of the Fort Calgary kit prior to our winter break! We had SO much fun exploring the traditional clothing from our four countries: Ukraine, Peru, Tunisia and India … but … Continue reading »

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Exploring Culture Through Traditional Clothing

We are increasingly recognizing and accepting, respecting and celebrating, our cultural diversity. Julie Bishop Just before our winter break, we had the privilege of borrowing an amazing kit from Fort Calgary. This treasure box was FILLED with artifacts and traditional clothing from the four countries we explore in our Grade Three Social Studies curriculum: Peru, … Continue reading »

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Creating Ancient Peruvian Masks with Connie Claymaker

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. ~Pablo Picasso We’ve had the privilege of working with Connie Claymaker this year! She came in to teach us how to make ancient Peruvian masks! What follows are our thoughts: “Woo HOO! Connie’s here I said in my … Continue reading »

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Exploring Artifacts from AROUND the WORLD!

 “We live now in a global village and we are in one single family. It’s our responsibility to bring friendship and love from all different places around the world and to live together in peace.” ~Jackie Chan Together, we spent a GLORIOUS day handling, observing and sketching some of the amazing Peruvian, Indian, Tunisian and … Continue reading »

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A DAY of DRESS-Up AROUND the World!

People from different cultures have different definitions for beauty. Isn’t that sad to judge others with our standards … rather than appreciate them? ~Mizuki Nomura We’ve been working with the Fort Calgary kit this week! Today, we got to try on the traditional clothing from each of the four countries we investigate in Social Studies: … Continue reading »

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Making Peruvian Masks

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls. ~Pablo Picasso “Yeah! Connie is here! When Connie came this was my favourite part: when I was doing the base colour. Mine was brown. We painted the masks with acrylic paints. We went from a big brush to a small brush. … Continue reading »

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Hola from Ollantaytambo!

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world!” ~Nelson Mandela Yesterday, we ALL went to PERU! Yup! You read that right … THAT’S the MAGIC of SKYPE! This was our FIRST “trip” to Peru this year and, boy, were WE excited! Technology has helped us to FLATTEN the walls … Continue reading »

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Exploring Artifacts from Different Countries

“People from different cultures have different definitions for beauty. Isn’t that sad to judge others with our standards … rather than appreciate them?” ~ Mizuki Nomura “Wow! I was right … the gold necklace is from India! I never though touching stuff would be SO much fun! But, I like sketching more! Mrs. Renton brought in … Continue reading »

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Exploring Traditional Clothing from Around the World

This week, we’ve had the privilege of working with a Fort Calgary kit which contains clothing from the four amazing countries we investigate in Social Studies: Tunisia, India, Ukraine and Peru! We spent a DAY trying these awesome clothes on, taking photos and sketching our experiences! What follows are our reflections on the day: “Wow! … Continue reading »

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