Florida Meets West Africa Bamako, Mali

The Participants:

American International School, Bamako, Mali
Jeff Fessler, Teacher

North Palm Beach Elementary School, Florida, USA
Susan Gay Hyatt, Teaching Artist

The Project: 

Writing, art, and drama activities connected these two groups of students whose schools were an ocean apart. In their culminating Skype meeting, the groups met, asked and answered questions, shared the work they had been creating…and the American students were treated to a performance of traditional Malian music played by the students in Africa, whose families hailed from all over the world.