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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Early Childhood Education Studies Cultural Diversity

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Family and Consumer Sciences teacher, Ruth Bilodeau, has just completed a unit on Cultural Diversity in her Early Childhood Education II class at the Arlington Career Center. As a culminating activity, the students celebrated their own cultures and traditions with a special celebration. Studentsbrought in food representing their cultures. Two students in the class, and the brother of one of them, performed three dances: el Tranchete, elSon de la Negra, el Jarabe Tapatio. The dances originated from the state of Jalisco in the central western coast of Mexico. They were performed using typical Mexican folklore dance shoes and colorful costumes including the charro outfit and the China Poblana outfit. This special performance was enjoyed by the class and the students and staff of the teen parenting infant care center.