Central Manor 4th Grade Students Travel the Globe

As part of their professional teaching block, Millersville University students assigned to the fourth grade classes at Central Manor planned a powerpoint presentation and a craft to introduce the students to holidays from around the globe. Visiting Spain to experience Christmas, the students learned about the Spanish tradition of putting candles in their windows and completed a craft to symbolize that. A quick trip to China helped the students to learn about the Chinese New Year. The students made a dragon mask to symbolize the upcoming year of the dragon. In Africa, the students learned about Kwanzaa and made a Kinara. This is a special candleholder used to celebrate the weeklong holiday. The last stop in their journey was a lesson about Hanukkah. Students made a Hanukkah wreath and a dreidel and shared their own holiday traditions.