29 Sep World Cultures Celebrations
Our World Languages classes have much to celebrate:
German: It’s Oktoberfest Time! Students will be preparing a potluck of Bratwurst, Kartoffelnsalat, and Apfelnschokoladestruedel, while doing the Haenchentanz. We will finish our German literary unit of Wilhelm Busch’s “Max und Moritz” in the next week, and start our Brothers Grimm unit with “Aschenputtel” (Cinderella) shortly.
French/Italian: We will be planning our All Saints’ Day and French Cheese Tasting events in the next week. So far, we have virtually visited Milan Fashion Week and the Eiffel Tower. We will start a short literary unit on fables and short stories in the next week.
Chinese: It’s Mid-Autumn Festival 中秋节 and Chinese National Week. Did you know that the People’s Republic of China was founded by the Chinese Communist Party on October 1, 1949? Our students will be enjoying mooncake月饼 designing, character writing and tasting stir-fried chicken noodles for the festival.
Spanish: The students have been preparing to interview faculty and staff in Spanish, and sugar/candy skulls for the Day of the Dead. October will be dedicated to the history of Mexico and Mesoamerica, culminating with our Day of the Dead celebrations around October 30th and 31st.