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Tagged With: India

Hands-On Learning Through Artifacts

People are pretty much alike. It’s only that our differences are more susceptible to definition than our similarities. ~Linda Ellerbee We have been lucky enough to have the Fort Calgary kit this week. It is FILLED with treasures and artifacts from the four countries we explore in Social Studies: Peru, Ukraine, Tunisia and India! Imagine … Continue reading »

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Our Marionettes Are FINALLY Finished!

You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives. ~Clay P. Bedford Hi Readers! It’s been a WHILE since we’ve posted ANYTHING about our marionettes! So, THIS blog post is to capture … Continue reading »

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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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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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The Grandparent Diaries … All about the Dyeing Process!

What do you actually need? Food, clothing and shelter. Everything else is entertainment. ~Aloe Blacc We’ve had a TON of fun investigating the emails we are receiving from Carter’s Grandparents, who have been travelling through India. One of their emails told us about how fabric is “stamped” using wooden blocks and natural dyes made from the … Continue reading »

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The Grandparent TRAVEL Diaries … and the REAL Adventure Begins!

“A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.” ~Moslih Eddin Saadi We are SO lucky! One of the Blogging Hawks’ GRANDPARENTS are travelling through INDIA right now! India happens to be one of the FOUR countries we explore in our Grade Three Social Studies curriculum! We have received SEVERAL emails with the most WONDERFUL … Continue reading »

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Our Papier Mache Marionettes

When I was a kid, I never saw a puppet show. I never played with puppets or had any interest in them. ~Jim Henson Just LOOK at what Jim Henson has done SINCE then: For the past couple of months, we have been making marionettes! It’s been a pretty AMAZING process and TONS of work, … Continue reading »

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