Cameroon & Jamaica Highlighted by Guests

Cameroon & Jamaica Highlighted by Guests
Posted on 10/04/2018
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To begin a new Unit of Inquiry called “Who We Are,” Park kindergarten students enjoyed presentations from guests originally from Cameroon, Africa and Jamaica. Both guests shared with students the day-to-day cultural differences between living here in the United States and living in respective regions. The Central Idea is : Although we are unique individuals with differences, we are alike in many ways.


Both mothers of Park students - Mrs. Kouetcha is from Cameroon, Africa, while Mrs. Soumanou is from Jamaica. Students enjoyed learning about how different cultures show friendship including rubbing thumbs, the exchanging of gifts, and the serving of food. They also learned about how clothing may demonstrate status in some places; for example, bright colors, intricate patterns, and beaded jewelry may often mean an individual is of high importance in a community.


As an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program School, Park students work within Units of Inquiry. Units of Inquiry include a 6-8 week exploration of a concept like “Who we Are.” Learn more about the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program curriculum, here. Learn more about Park Magnet, here.