Journey Around the Continents

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Students in third through fifth grade at Bowling Green Elementary School recently embarked on a voyage to different continents with the help of Michael “Mr. Mike” Harrold of Jambo Productions.

Gathered in the all-purpose room, students journeyed to South America, North America and Asia to learn about the history, geography and multiculturalism of each land.

Through Mr. Mike’s pictures, personal accounts and artifacts, the students examined the native insects, animals, fashions and lifestyles of people around the world. In South America, for example, they studied beetles, vampire bats, butterflies, howler monkeys and three-toed sloths; examined photos of a suspension bridge in Peru that crosses through the Amazon rainforest; and touched a shoe created out of an old car tire.    

By opening their eyes to the world around them, the students discovered how similar people are despite cultural differences.