Bowling Green students explore their heritage

Bowling Green students explore their heritage photo
Bowling Green students explore their heritage photo 2
Bowling Green students explore their heritage photo 3
The third-graders in Stephanie Annunziata and Lauren Reiman’s class at Bowling Green Elementary School, in the East Meadow School District, explored their various cultures with a family tree project.
 
Over the course of a month, the students learned about their families’ countries of origin, including Brazil, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Italy, Pakistan, Poland and Ukraine. They gathered facts about the country’s flag, capital, important holidays and traditional cuisines. 

After conducting their research, the third-graders created the base for their projects by painting a tree trunk and leaves on a trifold poster, then attaching pictures of family members dating back to their great-grandparents to complete the illustration. They adorned the posters with facts about their native countries, including the capital, flag colors and customs, as well as an essay about their favorite family tradition. 

The project concluded with a celebration that invited students and their families to learn about each other’s cultures while enjoying treats representing their ethnic backgrounds.