Students at the Lippman School at the Jewish Community Center typically enroll in one of two international tracks based on the Hebrew religion or the Spanish culture. And they only take trips outside of the Akron area to Yellowstone National Park or Israel. On Wednesday, however, students explored new worlds by creating their own during the Multicultural Museum and Art Show.
The museum was the culmination of three years studying various cultures throughout the world. Each class, kindergarten through eighth, created a culture with a unique language, alphabet, economy and more. The program allowed the students to reflect on cultural values and norms as part of the school’s multicultural, values-based approach to education.
Students ventured through each classroom stamping a construction paper passport as they made their way through worlds that could only exist in a child’s mind.
“I think that’s what’s unique about this school, is that it’s thematic,” said Principal Sam Chestnut.
The museum and related curriculum, which included technology components and reading materials, were provided through a contribution of $15,000 made through the GAR Foundation’s Educator Initiative Grant Program.
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