Seneca’s 6th Grade Tours the World at Annual Geography Fair
Es Pokat (an Indonesian avocado shake), Bagna Cauda, and sushi were among the many foods sampled at a local cultural celebration. From Swedish meatballs and churros to kringla and kolaches, Seneca’s 6th grade class had a plethora of treats for sampling at their annual Geography Fair. Over forty-five countries were represented by an enthusiastic group of students excited to share the customs and cultures of their selected countries. The students spent eight weeks researching and preparing their projects. Included in their research was information on the history, government, culture, currency and climate of their region. The students each 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 culminating activity for this unit of study. Each student was given a passport to fill out as he/she visited several countries of his/her choice. 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. There was an out-pour 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. It was a great day at SGS with fun had by all!