Monday, March 16, 2015

A Trip to “Hayasdan” (the event)


Learning a foreign language, and the culture that goes with it, is one of the most useful things we can do to broaden the empathy and imaginative sympathy and cultural outlook of children.

Michael Gove

   Makassed KSPS grade 6 students successfully accomplished their ISA- Language based- project through the help of their English language teacher, who is Lebanese-Armenian; the main reason why the students preferred to choose their ISA project's topic to be about the Armenian language.

   For almost 2 months students worked so hard to bring this project, entitled “A trip to Hayasdan” to light.
   Throughout the achievement of this project, students did not only discover and research about Armenia as a country and culture, they also paid close attention to the Armenian language by learning some basic Armenian words, terms, or sentences.
For 2 months they welcomed and farewelled their teacher in Armenian and tried to find Armenian people in their surroundings.

The decorated table at the entrance exhibiting Armenian ornaments, artifacts, and accessories.
   On the big day of the event, students invited their parents and loved ones to share what they learned from this project and their experience in particular.
With renowned Armenian classical music and warm smiles students welcomed their parents and grade 5 students and distributed a famous Armenian dessert; very similar to the Lebanese “Maamoul” at the entrance. After listening to both the Lebanese and Armenian anthems they presented a slide show about Armenia, read a famous poem in Armenian, and displayed a very interesting video prepared by them.
   At the end, students directed the invitees to exhibit a table decorated with Armenian dried fruits, ornaments, artifacts, and accessories.

G6 students welcoming the Principal; Mrs. Rana.

Aya with her lovely mother.

Riwa and Nesrae; with their beautiful hair just like Armenian girls used to do it.

   After accomplishing such a productive project, grade 6 students did not forget thanking all those people, parents, teachers, and friends for their support and help throughout the whole course of this project.

Mrs. Lina and Ms. Lama with Riwa wearing an Armenian traditional dress.

G6 students with Ms. Gassia and their name tags written in Armenian. 


hoda said...

فكرة رائعة شكرا غاسيا

Rawaa Shehab said...

"Hats Off" for such organized and beneficial activity!