Families travel the world at Rees Elementary’s multicultural festival and bazaar

Rees elementaryStudents at Rees Elementary in Houston, Texas, learned about art, global traditions, economics, marketing and supply and demand while making cultural handicrafts that were sold at a Multicultural Mosaic festival and bazaar for families.

More than 200 families attended the May 30, 2013 event featuring international food tastings, cultural performances, a global market, and a display of dolls dressed in traditional clothing made by students to represent their cultural backgrounds.

Students’ “passports” were stamped as they visited interactive booths showcasing cultures around the world. “I got a lot of stamps from different countries. I’m a world-class traveler!” one third grader said.

Proceeds from the Multicultural Mosaic marketplace will fund supplies for next  year’s bazaar, making it self-supporting.

Rees Elementary’s Multicultural Mosaic project was funded by a 2012-2013 Sharing the Dream Grant.


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