Students at North Duplin Elementary School are truly traveling the world with their global studies. Each grade level, Pre-K through 6th grade, adopts a country to study throughout the year. Teachers integrate global vocabulary, geography, and traditions into their grade level curriculum. We have had Taiko Drummers from Japan visit and share their music and dance and acrobats from China show us their remarkable tricks. Various grade levels also invite visitors from their adopted country to come in for a quick question and answer sessions. Our PE department has contacted several schools in Australia and shared emails and PowerPoint presentations between the students. Our entire third grade participated in a book study using the book Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes. Students rotated among stations in the gym to create their own cranes, which were personally delivered to Sadako's Memorial in Japan by our own principal, Mr. Sautter. Each spring, our students showcase their knowledge for each country of study with their families during our annual Multi-Cultural Fair. Parents and students travel from country to country using their "passports" to record the places around the world that they have traveled. Each Christmas season, students create ornaments which represent their 'adopted' country and decorate a grade level Christmas tree. The halls of North Duplin Elementary are bursting with global holiday spirit! We welcome you to come take part in our many global activities throughout the year! You can travel the world with us!!
Last Modified on January 6, 2015