Pavlova from New Zealand, eclairs, kiwi, and Lusikkaleivat (Finland spoon cookies) were among the many foods sampled at a Seneca Middle School cultural celebration.
From tamales and churros to kringla and stroopwafle Dutch cookies, Julie Craig’s sixth-grade class had a plethora of treats for sampling at the annual Geography Fair. More than 40 countries were represented by students, who created a display to share the customs and cultures of their selected country.
The class spent five weeks researching and preparing projects. Included in the students' research was information on the history, government, culture, currency and climate of their selected region. The students created a keynote presentation for their country, wrote an informative speech, created a visual display of their findings and presented the information to their peers.
The Geography Fair served as the unit’s culminating activity.
Students attending the fair were given a passport to fill out as they visited several country displays.
"The Geography Fair provided the students with an opportunity to not only share what they learned but to also explore other countries while learning from their fellow classmates," Craig said in a news release. "There was an outpour of support from parents and community members visiting the Geography Fair. The sixth-grade teaching team is proud of the students’ dedication to this project and the academic progress made."