On Friday, March 30th Mrs. McDonagh and Mrs. Rigano's third grade classes at the Linden held their 4th annual Culture Museum.
The children in Mrs. McDonagh's and Mrs. Rigano's class read a story titled, How My Family Lives in America. The story is about how children learn to adapt to living in America after moving from another country. The story talks about cultures and traditions that are the same and different around the world.
Each child wrote an in depth report of a country of their choice. They made flags, maps, and other illustrations to help teach others about their country. The children also brought in artifacts from around the world to put on display at the museum. Artifacts include currency, clothing, toys, jewelry, musical instruments, newspapers and much more! The entire Linden third and fourth grade were invited. The faculty, including many administrators were also invited.
The museum was a perfect example of Project Based Learning. All subjects were included in preparing for the museum. The children used English Language Arts skills to read stories, use resources, and write reports. Math skills were used to talk about currency and different time zones around the world. Social Studies was used when learning about all different cultures. Science was used to discuss climates from around the world. The children also used Art to make flags, and Music to listen to music from other cultures.