“We don’t have our passports, but we want to go!” were the phrases uttered by our inquirer before they embarked on their trip around the world.
As a provocation to the Line of Inquiry 2 (Celebrations Around The World), the whole class traveled around the world through GOOGLE EARTH and visited different countries. We saw different buildings, landmarks, languages, and the beautiful nature of each country. After the visit, we then asked the question: Do you know any celebrations that originated from these countries? Which countries would you like to inquire about?
This week, we have started inquiring about a celebration that is very famous in the land of the free, USA! This holiday is very famous among Americans, it is as big as the Christmas Celebration. The discussion went well, all students were very engaged: Two pictures were presented to the inquirers, and everyone observed the pictures closely to define what is “Thanksgiving” Our keen inquirers were very quick to say: It’s about family, this celebration happens in fall because the leaves are yellow in the picture, it’s a party, all-you-can-eat style, people are wearing party dresses, and more.
After the inquiry and gathering of facts about the holiday through songs, videos, and pictures, the whole class sat down and gave their best in making a Thank you card: Our inquirers reflected on the things they are thankful for. It was nice that at their very young age, they could sit down and think of the good things they were experiencing and appreciate who are these things from.
We can’t wait to inquire about different celebrations around the world and experience them through craft, food, song, and dance!
See you in the next blog!