Students Study African Culture
The third and fourth grade students at the Mountain School have been studying Africa, exploring how the five subregions of the Continent vary in their culture, economy and geography, as well as the history of the slave trade in the US, famous African Americans and the Civil Rights Movement.
Two current parents were guest speakers, sharing first hand their unique African experiences. Tammy Mosher spent time in Kenya and with the Maasai people. She shared a video and slides, had the students dress in local garb and demonstrated some Maasai dances and traditions. Ashleigh Southworth is a native of South Africa, and presented to the students traditional South African food, games and art. She has also arranged for the students to have a pen pal with South African children.