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 classes studied the continent of South America and were joined by Sirius Coyote Music for the Artist-In-Residence week. Sirius Coyote led our students through an exploration of instruments, dances, stories and songs from several different South American countries.