For International Week, one of our grades made International Paper Dolls, based on traditional clothes worn in their families’ native countries.
Students were given some examples to view, and worked on the project at home, with their families. What a wonderful collaboration, as parents could answer questions and provide materials for their kids. Here are a couple more pictures of the colorful Multicultural Paper Doll “parade” lining the hallways.
I can see the pride and hard work put into these beautiful paper dolls. I love the different textiles and media used by the kids to create the 3D images! I imagine as a teacher talking to the kids about traditional clothes versus modern clothes, dress-up clothes for special celebrations vs what kids where to school, or outside to play. I have also talked to my kids about the differences in clothing used for religious celebrations versus family parties. Clothes reflect our identity, in someways express our personality, or show our belonging in a certain group. I smiled one time when a new student from Sierra Leone commented that all of the students in the US make jeans and t-shirts look like a uniform.