Each year, Lower Elementary students spend several months studying the culture, geography, history and peoples of a specific continent. The in-depth research culminates in a week-long residency and final performance. This type of focused and extended project helps students to develop their research and writing skills as well as to explore both similarities and differences of cultures other than their own.
This year, Lower Elementary students are studying Australia, and the Artist-in-Residence is musician and storyteller Paul Taylor. Last week, he taught our students Australian songs, dances and stories.