We are different. We are the same.

On Sunday Susan Adamchak took us on a fabulous trip to Africa.  Using dolls, baskets, and musical instruments, the group explored ways in which the people of the world are different and yet the same, sharing universal values of respect, dignity, the centrality of family, hard work, and fun. Using an embroidered depiction of a Namibian village, the children identified images of everyday life that are common to Kansas and to a faraway town.  Dolls helped us explore the different, yet common, depictions of mothers and families.  Baskets were the basis of a discussion of functionality and the beauty of design. Musical instruments – many made from recycled materials –  allowed us to raise a joyful noise!!

Finding all the countries on a map.

Finding all the countries on a map.

Viewing the tapestry.

Viewing the tapestry.

Dolls!

Dolls!

Lots of baskets.

Lots of baskets.

A closer look.

A closer look.

A balancing act.

A balancing act.

Making music.

Making music.

 

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