ECLC2A Dinosaurs Becoming More Cultural Aware

ECLC2A Dinosaurs Becoming More Cultural AwareBased on the University Counseling Center (UCC) of the University of Notre Dame, becoming cultural aware helps to gain greater self-awareness, and awareness of others, it develops better interpersonal skills, it develops new friendships, it helps children become more equipped to live in a multicultural world and it promotes harmony between groups.

But, what is “Multicultural Awareness”?  The UCC defines it as: “a greater understanding, sensitivity, and appreciation of the history, values, experiences, and lifestyles of groups…”

To help us develop this awareness and understanding of our “melting pot” in ECLC 2A we had the visit of Mr. and Mrs. Kim, Mr. and Mrs. Ahn, Mrs. Sung and Mrs. Park who shared their culture with us.

Mr. Kim kindly talked to us about Chuseok holiday.  He said the celebration is similar to Thanks Giving where all the family get together and eat delicious traditional food.

We learned that the traditional Korean dress is called “Hanbok” and Chuseok was the time when the people got the clothes made to be prepared for the change of weather to a colder temperature.

It was a great experience for the dinosaurs group and we enjoyed learning from the parents a little of the history and traditions from our Korean students.

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Shekou International School was established in 1988. It is dedicated to meeting the diverse educational needs of the expatriate community. SIS is an international school with an American- based curriculum. The school is governed by International Schools Services (ISS) of Princeton, New Jersey.

We offer a rigorous academic program to meet parents' high expectations. We have state-of-the-art facilities and cater to learners from nursery through high school. A rich mix of academics, athletics, and activities delivered by a world-class faculty ensure maximum learning for students.

The Elementary School and Nursery campuses are located in our Mountainside and Parkside buildings, in the beautiful Jing Shan residential area. Middle and high school classes are housed in our Bayside campus, which is adjacent to the Coastal Rose Garden residential complex.

Our high school offers a rigorous college preparatory program. SIS is an International Baccalaureate World School currently offering the IB diploma program to grade 11 students. The program will begin for grade 12 students in August 2011.

The language of instruction is English for all classes, with the exception of proficiency- leveled Mandarin classes. Additionally, SIS offers the French National Curriculum in grades K-5 in which the language of instruction in academic subjects is French.

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