Category Archives: Cultural Connections

Cultural Connection – March 2017

Dance is an important part of Polish culture. Di erent regions have been practicing specific dances for centuries. Each region has a dance that symbolizes di erent important parts of life. Each dance has a completely different style, and the dancers wear very special traditional costumes. One of the most famous Polish folk dances is […]

CULTURAL CONNECTIONS – FEBRUARY 2017

LIGHTNING

Lightning is an incredible act of nature. It can be dangerous, but it can also be beautiful. Lightning is created in the dark clouds of thunderstorms. Inside these clouds, little bits of frozen rain rub against each other, and when they crash into each other it creates electrical charges. e electrons get separated. Positive […]

Cultural Connections – January 2017

Ballroom dance started in Germany, and it is a term that refers to dances performed with partners. For centuries, it was a way
for the wealthy and elite to socialize and have fun at gatherings called balls. e dances aren’t choreographed, instead, the two partners have to know the rules of the dance and […]

Cultural Connections – January 2017

Ballroom dance started in Germany, and it is a term that refers to dances performed with partners. For centuries, it was a way
for the wealthy and elite to socialize and have fun at gatherings called balls. e dances aren’t choreographed, instead, the two partners have to know the rules of the dance and […]

Cultural Connections – December 2016

Folklore is traditional art, stories, knowledge and practices that are passed down through generations. O en these traditions are only passed down through oral communication, which is like when grandparents or parents share an old recipe, song or story. When things aren’t written down it is easy for them to get lost or forgotten, which […]

Cultural Connections – November 2016

Art Rescued From The White House

The War of 1812 was fought between the Americans and the British. It lasted from 1812 to 1815. In 1814, America waslosing the war. At the time, late August, President James Madison was not in Washington D.C. He had left to meet with his generals on the battlefield. His […]

Cultural Connections – Liberty Bell

The Liberty Bell is an important part of American history and represents a lot more than a bell. It is a symbol of liberty and freedom for the nation. The bell’s symbolic connection to liberty, equality and freedom was forged through several historical moments. The bell was ordered in 1751 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of William Penn’s […]

Driftwood

Sometimes, through storms or shipwrecks or even pollution, trees and other pieces of wood find their way into large bodies of water. The wood is tossed about by waves. The sun shines down on the water and bleaches the wood. Small aquatic animals sometimes make their homes in the wood. And often, these pieces of […]

Cultural Connections – August 2016

Traditionally, archeologists thought the Mayan civilization lasted from about 500 BC to 1200 AD, although recent finds suggest it may have started even earlier (around 3,000 BC). It’s a culture known for its love of numbers. They used numbers to count and to measure like we do, but they also used numbers to represent their […]

Cultural Connections – July 2016


Paul Revere is famous for his midnight ride through Boston and its surrounding communities in April of 1775. He warned the colonists that the British were coming to arrest activists Samuel Adams and John Hancock. He rode to Lexington, Massachusetts, and warned many people along this route. Revere was also a part […]