We gathered some knowledge about what goes in to 'making' a culture. Su Hart came to visit us and share with us how the Baka people from Cameroon express their culture. A grandma of one student came to talk to us about Welsh and Celtic culture. She brought in love spoons, jewelery and we all sang 'Heads, shoulders, knees and toes" together... in Welsh!
The kids were starting to get their heads around culture being comprised of shared values, beliefs, traditions and customs. Now... what BIG questions were they left wanting to ask? You'll see that many were inspired to ask some questions about the Baka tribe from Cameroon. The kids were fascinated!
Unedited. Unashamedly from the minds of 'little ones'. Some unusual. Some unclear. Some profound!
After the first round of questions came in (with missing capital letters and all...) We had some amazing discussions about what really defined a person's 'culture'. We discovered that one person could identify with several cultures. One cherub noted that certain cultures wouldn't allow you to identify with certain others. We were getting deeper into the 'meaty stuff'.
I decided to pose the following: