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T Kormassa Liberian W African Dance Overview 2022

Teacher Kormassa is working with FACTS 2nd graders to learn a dance from her cultural community in Liberia. The focus of the dance is about the importance of unity in a loving community where…

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FACTS is learning a tool for SEL wellness_ Qigong 2022

During the pandemic, Folk Arts - Cultural Treasures Charter School has provided qigong class program to all their students. This folk art form provides a useful tool for students to use in managing…

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T. Jeannine: West African dance in her community

T. Jeannine introduces us to this important dance tradition in her community.

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FACTS NoVO SEL Ed Talk

FACTS was awarded a grant from the NoVO Foundation for its social and emotional learning (SEL) project "Many Ways of Knowing: Mindfulness Practices from our Own and Other Cultures." FACTS…

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Ritual Calendar7S FARProj Present 061318

7th grader Magdelena presents the findings of her folk arts research project about FACTS ritual calendar She describes various ritual calendar events, shares quotes from her interview of T. Lei and…

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T. Hua Hua: Chinese Shadow Puppet Theater

T Hua Hua introduces the folk art form of Chinese shadow puppet theater. When FACTS students study this folk art, they learn about culture and how to express themselves creatively..

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No one is an Island: A Liberian fable

T. Gbahtuo tells a Liberian fable that provides hope in collective action as a strategy for social change in troubling times. His wife, Zaye Tete, accompanies T. Gbahtuo in singing a story song that…

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T. Sheena: Yoga

T. Sheena introduces yoga, which helps us get in touch with our own bodies, our breath, and with the natural world.

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T. Kenny: Hip Hop Dance

T Kenny introduces hip hop dance, a way of communicating and telling stories through movement within the African American community.

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T. Gbahtuo: Liberian Fables

T Gbahtuo introduces the Liberian fable tradition and shares some of the ways this tradition helps build a better society at FACTS and in Liberian community.

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T. Veronica: Day of the Dead traditions

T. Veronica introduces her Mexican tradition of Day of the Dead that she shares with FACTS students. Day of the Dead is her culture's celebration to remember those who have passed away. T.…

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T. Nhan: Introduces the đàn tranh zither

T Nhan introduces the dan tranh, a 17-string Vietnamese zither by playing the first song he learned and telling it's story.

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T. Nhan introduces the đàn tranh zither (raw footage)

T. Nhan introduces the dan tranh by playing the first song he learned and telling it's story.

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Sing like a pirate - Hall away Joe

Pirate John sings a traditional sea shanty but with verses that explain the process of becoming a pirate.

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Week 6 Final Project SocStudies Journal Gr 7-8

Here are many ideas for you to consider for your final journal project. Pick one and do a good job with it. It is due June 9. You will present on June 9, 11 or 12.

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Yoga Class with T Sheena Week 4 partC

T. Sheena guides 2nd grade in relaxing after our 4th week of learning animal poses in the yoga residency. We now know so many poses and can keep doing yoga all summer..

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