We Are One at the Falling of the Sun
Here are the updates on this multicultural children's book!
In December 2012, I wanted to take We Are One at the Falling of the Sun a step further and have been doing year round multicultural programming at Point Defiance Elementary School. It has been an extremely rewarding process and I have truly enjoyed all that the participants have had to share. I am working with three classes: Mrs. Watts, Mrs. Arnolds, and Mrs. Szentesi. Each teacher has made a commitment to encouraging youth to learn about cultural appreciation and making it a celebration. We have done several activities such as a book reading of We Are One at the Falling of the Sun, the question game (surrounding the assumptions we make on a day-to-day basis and ways to ask vs. assume), family tree (each youth has an opportunity to share their families background be it alternative or old fashioned), journaling about several topics such as race vs. culture (allowing participants to explore what they see as similarities and differences).
I would not have had the opportunity to be there without the wonderful Mrs. Olga Lay, Point Defiance's Principle. It has been and continues to be a wonderful opportunity! I am loving the feedback from students!
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