By Bonnie Adams, Government Editor
Westborough – As part of the sixth-grade curriculum at Mill Pond School, students have been learning about the different countries in Africa. They showcased their final projects to their parents, the school's staff and interested residents. Each student created a display board that highlighted facts and statistics regarding geographic, economic and cultural information about their assigned country. They also offered samples of a culinary dish from that country.
For part of the project, the students chose an important person in their particular assigned country and then dressed in appropriate clothing. They then answered questions in the voice of that representative, sharing information with their fellow classmates and others who stopped by their display.
Shannon Barca is a sixth-grade teacher at the school.
“The purpose of this African interdisciplinary project is to teach the students in our school and the affluent Westborough community about the countries and diversity throughout the continent of Africa. It is also to raise awareness about current issues that are occurring in many of these countries.”
The school is also contributing to the Connect-Africa Foundation, which supports thousands of Ugandan children who have been orphaned due to AIDS, Barca added.