"Brazil In Your Backyard"

July 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
support of 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. 

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