As part of a global studies initiative, in affiliation with Yale's Gilder-Lehrman Center for Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, Mrs. Mullins' Room 204 Shining Stars are working with South African instructors Mam Mary Khuduge and her students to learn more about one another's culture and past histories. Students across continents have been inspired to dig deeper into one another's cultures. They are working on team projects and sharing all they learn with one another. Pictured in the videoclip, our third graders have learned the significance of the South African National Anthem and have mastered singing the first stanza in isiZulu, a language that was once banned in South Africa during the country's Apartheid era. They were elated to receive a response from their South African cohorts, who [featured here] responded in English, Afrikaans, isiZulu, and Portuguese.
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