|"Brazil In Your Backyard"|
7 -11, 2014, DCGA conducted a Geography Summer Enrichment Camp for 21
rising 4th and 5th grade students at Nevel Thomas Elementary School.
This Geography Summer Enrichment Camp was created through a partnership
between the DC Geographic Alliance and Live It Learn It to offer
engaging geographic education through experiential learning. This
summer's pilot focused on the country of Brazil and students explored
its physical and political geography as well as its cultural heritage
through arts-based programming and an engaging academic trip. It also
incorporated two visiting artists through generous
the Washington Performing Arts Society and the Embassy Adoption Program
at DC Public Schools.
Throughout the week, students developed the mindset of
explorers by practicing the habits of curiosity, open-mindedness and
risk-taking. The camp culminated in a public performance which allowed
students to demonstrate what they had learned to parents and community
members. A special thanks to Principal Barnes for her support and her
dedication to assuring that her students are exposed to opportunities
that will help to develop global citizens.