EDISON — The second grade classes at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School spent a week in the middle of October studying different cultures as part of their United Nations unit. The students enjoyed different cultural experiences to enhance their understanding of the subject.
Parents visited to share details of their backgrounds. There were presentations and the annual United Nations lunch that helped the students learn more about different cultures.
The unit included a visit from Swiss Alphorn players, who demonstrated how to play these instruments, which have no valves or keys or holes. The students took turns trying to play the alphorn. Other presentations taught the students about India, Jamaica and Great Britain.
The United Nations luncheon showcased delicious food from many different countries so each child had the opportunity to taste and appreciate foods from different cultures. Prior to the lunch, each student prepared a presentation for their classmates about their family heritage that included five facts about their country of origin, a map of the country and its flag.
LUNCH AT THE UN … Wardlaw-Hartridge second graders gather with their teachers and parent helpers after a delicious United Nations Lunch on Oct. 18 in the Oakwood Room. (Photo courtesy of Wardlaw-Hartridge School)