Sixth Graders Celebrate Ancient Civilizations
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tombs; Greek buildings, such as the Parthenon and the Acropolis, and ancient Chinese palaces, for example. They designed posters describing ancient inventions, famous landmarks and important people in history, and created digital presentations on their laptops. Students excitedly offered brief descriptions of their projects and answered questions as parents circled around their classrooms.
Sixth-grade student Tristan Weinberg shared his knowledge of the story of Moses and presented the Ten Commandments on “stone” tablets. Six-grader Nicole Walsh, dressed as Egyptian Queen Nefertiti, presented a bust of the prominent figure and facts that depicted her as a powerful, independent woman.
After the classroom presentations, the celebration continued as students and family members enjoyed various foods from these regions, including pita bread and hummus, Greek salad, dates and other fruits, Baklava and Chinese fortune cookies.
According to Principal Dr. Valerie Vacchio, the Ancient Civilizations celebration is one of the highlights of the sixth-grade curriculum.
“It’s an opportunity for families to see what students are learning in the classroom while providing a meaningful and memorable experience for students,” she said. “Many thanks to our parent volunteers and staff who made this event a huge success.”
Families enjoy touring the sixth-grade Ancient Civilizations display at James H. Vernon School.
Students Anya Birong, left, and Cara Verbanac dressed the part as they shared their knowledge of Ancient Civilizations.
Sixth grader Kaylie Mayer researched King Tutankhamun.
Sixth grader Steven Wulforst gave the thumbs up on his project on Chinese Mythology.