Today, we talked about independence day. As a fellow American, independence day is very important. I talked about the regular traditions that were held in California, America such as parades, hot dogs, pies, barbecue, and waving the American flag. Students were taught the importance of America separating from the rule of England.
Later we discussed about the beauty of New York City, a city comprised of many cultures. Did you know that there are more than 800 languages that are spoken in New York? New york has many different little towns that are centered on cultures such as Korea, China, Bangledesh, and Ireland, just to name a few. Students looked at the different cultures in the city of New York and were amazed at the diversity.
In addition, just like Tokyo is comprised of different wards. We looked at specific ways New York is divided. New York has five different buroughs. Students had the opportunity to color the different buroughs on a coloring sheet. We saw each of the uniqueness of these locations. There are distinctive ways the culture, location, and landmarks of each burough is defined. We joked that the statue of liberty is not only in New York but also Odaiba, Tokyo nearby English Pocket.
Lastly, the students and I were able to play a fun game. We placed an America flag on the ground in rememberance of Independence day. The students teamed up into two groups, and we played a flag ring toss. We played four rounds, however we ended the game with a tie between two groups.
It was a very fun time, not only for the students but also for the teacher!
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