Campus Community students study holiday traditions

Campus Community students artwork creates large hallway murals displays of the five world cultural holiday traditionsDuring the month of December Campus Community School students learned the story of holiday traditions from around the world.

The first part of the study was finding common elements between all five. Students learned that using candles, family meals,  cultural stories, as well as gift-giving, are all four of the common elements.

Students studied how traditions are reflected in art work, and looked at how light in many cultures is an inspiration to stories, holidays, and music. The students were asked to design or create a light source helping to celebrate or focus on one of the stories or events.

Mrs. Boland’s  Art Club and Mrs. Schafferman’s fifth grade class worked together to create large hallway murals displays of the five world cultural holiday traditions.

Campus Community students introduced to entrepreneurship

Julie Frieswyk of the University of Delaware’s Horn Program Julie Frieswyk of the University of Delaware’s Horn Program in Entrepreneurship was invited by Campus Community business and technology teacher Donna Saunders to speak to Genius Hour students as well as 8th graders.

The University of Delaware’s Horn Program runs the Diamond Challenge, an innovative business concept competition that aims to teach participants how to build their businesses like scientists by gathering evidence to test the validity of business model assumptions.  

Julie Frieswyk, coordinator of youth and external programs for the Horn Program, introduced Campus Community students to the world of entrepreneurship, discussing the concepts taught in the Diamond Challenge.

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