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The 4th Grade learns history and geography of North Carolina through the Arts photo

The 4th Grade learns history and geography of North Carolina through the Arts

The 4th grade students of Benton Heights Elementary School of the Arts are learning about the geography and history of North Carolina through arts integrated programs, “The World in Our Backyard” and artists from Blumenthal Performing Arts.

During the first program, the students were engaged in a fun way to learn about the coastal plains through the use of photographs, artifacts, and costumes. The students became a part of the history by being dressed up and introduced as historical figures, beginning with the Native Americans, continuing to present day. They will take part in three more programs throughout the year, becoming important historical figures of the early piedmont, present day piedmont, and the mountain region.


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Third Grade Culture Unit photo

Third Grade Culture Unit

Third graders at Benton Heights completed their culture unit and informance which integrated reading, social studies, dance, music, art, and drama. Each third grade classroom focused on a different ethnic group found in Union County: Native American, German, Irish, African, Hispanic, and Asian. Students then studied important aspects of that culture and what food, art, and traditions they valued. 

The students worked with their classroom teacher and the essentials team to create and perform a song, dance, or skit related to the culture they focused on. The students had a great time performing for their families! 

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