Here are a few notes from Jianmarco, who attended Saul's Exhibition on cultural identity.
For Saul's project, he taught three lessons to Ms. Carpenter's class of 1st and 2nd graders on the subject of cultural identity. For his exhibition, he did the first of those three lessons for us.
Saul talked about what cultural identity means. Here's what he said: “Well, identity is how we think of ourselves, but what is culture? Well, I think there are really four major parts of culture, and those are nationality, religion, community, and family traditions.”
He went on to describe what each one meant (with our participation of course). He then showed us how they overlapped, how religion is often one of your communities, and how your family traditions can relate to your nationality. We thought SK had many characteristics of family, too.
As the lesson continued, he did a quick overview of the next two lessons with the little ones, and wrapped it all up with questions. Overall I think that Saul was well prepared. By the time he was done, I knew exactly what he had done with the 1st and 2nd graders, as well as having a new grasp of cultural identity myself.