Urban Middle School In The News
Urban Seventh Graders Study Hmong Culture
Students on Urban Middle School's Team 7-2 recently finished their
study of the Hmong culture through Inquiry. Students were able to choose
a topic of interest from the following list: Marriage, New Year,
Housing, Farming, Shaman, Clans, and/or Animism.
After further research, groups of students presented their finding
with visual aids. Some groups of students constructed bamboo houses out
of pretzel sticks; others made Shaman shaped cookies. The culminating
activity was a Culture Day with traditional dancing, eating egg rolls,
game playing and acting out a Hmong folktale, "The Orphan Boy and the
Students enjoyed learning about the Hmong culture and seem to have a
greater understanding of the Hmong in our country's history.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
February 8, 2011