For Immediate Release: April 27, 2015
Contact: Clyde Dodge, Bonita Canyon Elementary School, Irvine (949) 936-5479, Clydedodge@iusd.org
IRVINE, CA – Bonita Canyon Elementary School will celebrate with the community “World Cultures Day” on June 4, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Produced as a class project by the school’s graduating 6th grade, the event will feature outdoor booths representing 20 countries from Asia, Africa, Europe, North and South America, and Australia. The displays- researched and presented by teams of four students – will include information about government, culture, language, religion, history, geography and native cuisine. The community and students in the school will have an opportunity to visit these fun, festive, and educational booths during the day.
“The ability to analyze the geography, political, economic, and social structures of early civilizations, which are the state standards for social studies in sixth grade, serves as a foundation for understanding the modern world,” states the sixth grade team of Clyde Dodge, Lauren Pipp, Janelle Kellar, and Kelly Lai. Earlier this year students researched and wrote about a culture from their own
family’s heritage. Now they are studying a modern culture that is foreign to them. This project is a great way for students to use research and writing skills, which are Common Core standards, in a cooperative environment where each student is stretched individually, and the groups of students assist each other.
The day’s event will include guest speakers, an international potluck buffet, and entertainment for the sixth grade students.
Please join us at this event at Bonita Canyon Elementary School, located at One Sundance Drive, in the community of Turtle Rock in Irvine, CA 92603.
For more information, contact Clyde Dodge at (949) 936-5479 or firstname.lastname@example.org.