Global Cultures Experience
NURTURING INTERCULTURAL UNDERSTANDING
“With this program, you dive deeper into the culture. We had people coming from Zimbabwe. We ate food together and danced with them, we really got to interact and see how other people are just so friendly. It’s a really good program.”
-14 year old student
NWLACC’S Global Cultures Experience brings Langley Middle School and South Whidbey Kindergarten students face-to-face with Native Presenters and cultures from around the world through education, music, food, movement, stories, language and art. Our free-of-charge programs are intended to supplement the classroom education and expand students’ intercultural understanding and awareness meeting district goals to bring essential global education for the 21st Century Skills.
“I think it’s important because we can connect with people all over the world so we can communicate ideas.”
–Aiden, 12-year-old student
Fun in Global Cultures Japan and China!
“Learning about other cultures, we learned that people don’t judge other people because of how they act. We all act differently because of our culture.”
-Rebecca, 12 year old student
Middle Schools ProgramThe Global Cultures Program began in 2014 in Langley Middle School. Native presenters from Brazil, Zimbabwe, Japan, Native American Lushootseed tribe, Russia, Lebanon, and Scandinavia have been invited to showcase their culture in many ways.
The South Whidbey Kindergarten students are exploring Japan and China. The program engages students in fun, hands-on activities, exposing them to basic language and cultural experience.
Our vision is to expand the Global Cultures experience to reach all students from Elementary through High School grades by 2020. For this plan to become a reality, we need your help to secure greater financial support and involvement from the community.
“I realized the enthusiasm from the kids who were meeting someone for the first time from another country-someone who spoke a different language. It will be fun to see who these students become in the global community. I feel I did my part in planting that seed.”
Paul Mwakutuya, Writer & Native Presenter from Zimbabwe
Intercultural understanding can’t wait!
To learn more about the Global Cultures Experience and our vision for the next stage of development, please view the pdf below.