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Welcome to World Culture & Art 2016/2017
An integrated course in Culture, Language, Art, Music, Food, History, Geography and More! 
ELECTIVE FRIDAY SCHEDULE 2016/2017

Elective Flex Day Choices



STEM Pathway sheet   Open this link and make a copy of it. Next, share it with me at glambert@waukesha.k12.wi.us

Cultures Standards:
1. Geography - Construct mental maps of selected locales, regions, states, and countries and draw maps from memory, representing relative location, direction, size, and shape

2. People & Places - Demonstrate an understanding of the people and place of the culture studied by summarizing the perspective of other people or group which may be different from one's own perspective.

3. CultureSelect examples of artistic expressions from several different cultures for the purpose of comparing and contrasting the beliefs expressed

Rotation 1 
Sept 1st - Oct 11th

Passport to Latin America (Mexico, Puerto Rico and Costa Rica)

Students will learn the history, geography, and customs of Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Costa Rica.  Students will learn about Mayan ruins, parrandas (Spanish Christmas songs from Puerto Rico), the rainforest, and volcanoes from Costa Rica.  Students will create ojo de dios, cook, and learn songs and music from Latin America.  Students may possibly attend a performance at the Latino Arts in Milwaukee to listen to a Mariachi performance on November 4th, more information to come.


Rotation 2  Oct 12th - Dec 2nd

World Languages

This course will provide the students the awareness of new language using Duolingo app. along with the workshop model where the instructor guides the student with the new language.  Students will create integrated projects using Duolingo and students need to complete Level I or complete the course on Duolingo by the end of the year.



Rotation 3  Dec 5th - Jan 20th

Passport to Australia

Students will learn the history, geography, and customs of Australia.  Students will learn about the Great Barrier Reef, Anzac day, Aussie phonic, create a diorama of an Australian animal, or object, and make Aboriginal bark art


Rotation 4 Jan 25th- March 7th

World Languages

This course will provide the students the awareness of new language using Rosetta Stone program online or Duolingo app. along with the workshop model where the instructor guides the student with the new language.  Students will create integrated projects using Rosetta Stone or Duolingo and students need to complete Level I or complete the course on Duolingo by the end of the year.


Rotation 5 March 8th - April 25th

Backpacking (Build your own destination)

Students will select a country of their choice to research the history, geography, language, and customs.  Students will develop a culminating project of their choice (needs to be approved by the instructor) and demonstrate their learning in a creative and interactive presentation.


Rotation 6 April 26th - June 8th

World Languages

This course will provide the students the awareness of new language using Rosetta Stone program online or Duolingo app. along with the workshop model where the instructor guides the student with the new language.  Students will create integrated projects using Rosetta Stone or Duolingo and students need to complete Level I or complete the course on Duolingo by the end of the year.


Costa Rica 2016




Web Address-- goo.gl/75HEJ
Friday Flex schedule

Elective Flex Day Choices





These are the courses offered last year:
Welcome to World Culture & Art!
2015/2016
  1. Passport to Latin America through art, music, language, and food.

Students will learn about the Latin American culture through integrated projects and field trip to Indian Fest at Summerfest.  Students will make tortillas, guacamole, salsa and chorizo con huevo, learn about Day of the Dead, parranda songs from Puerto             Rico, muralists, and futbol.


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  1. Discovering USA through art, music,language, and food.

Students will learn about Native Americans, Ellis Island, melting pot of the USA, cultures across the country. Students will make dream catchers, rain sticks, and Native American symbol drawings.


Students making dream catchers.

  1. Passport to Middle East, China & Japan through art, music,language, and food.

Students will learn about Asian and Middle Eastern cultures. Students will learn calligraphy to make Cun lian, Chinese noise makers learn about the Lantern Festival legend and make lanterns for Chinese New Year. The students will learn about the Middle Eastern dish, make mandalas and henna tattoos.




  1. Passport to India through art, music,language, and food.

Students will learn about India by making painted leaves, paisley designs, Gandhi, the Taj Mahal, Sari, and traditional dances.


  1. Passport to France & Germany through art, music, language, and food.

Students will learn about the French & German culture through integrated projects. The students will make crepes, German craft book scans, Gingerbread houses, learn about the traditional German dances, and the Eiffel Tower.


  1. Genealogy Project through art, music,language, and food.

Students will use online genealogy programs and family members as a resource to learn about their own culture. Students will use various integration elements for their final project.



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Genny Lambert,
Mar 5, 2015, 1:01 PM
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Oct 24, 2015, 2:53 PM
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