Sharing Global Cultures

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R.C. Murphy Junior High School students in John Strub’s classes shared a piece of their family’s heritage and culture with peers through an alternative learning project.

The students in Mr. Strub’s global history and Advanced Placement world history classes made connections to their personal ethnicity or culture through song, dance or performance art. For example, a quartet of string musicians performed an excerpt from Vivaldi’s “Gloria,” a student played the national anthem from the Republic of Ireland on the tin whistle, a guitarist performed a Russian folk song and two girls did Irish step dancing.

The project is an enrichment opportunity for the classes to understand various regions studied beyond the academic component discussed through the courses.