Private Independent school from PK through 12th grade.
Country of Study Day Brings Morocco to Hammond
For 29 years, Hammond’s Country of Study program has added a global emphasis to the school’s curriculum for students in grades Pre-kindergarten through 12. The typical Hammond student will have been exposed to at least 14 countries by and several languages by graduation.
Annually, the school sends three faculty members, one from each Division, to visit the chosen country of study for that year. While abroad, faculty members immerse themselves in the culture, history, language, and cuisine of the country–always mindful of ways to incorporate its unique aspects into the curriculum.
The Parents Association’s Country of Study Day in the Lower School helps bring the chosen country to life. Classrooms are transformed and students are transported to a different culture through a variety of activities and learning opportunities. Games, trivia, and authentic cuisine make the experience complete.
This year’s selected country is Morocco, and Country of Study Day was Friday, February 22. The opening ceremony began at the start of school with a Moroccan market scene complete with belly dancers, live snakes, and tea making. Throughout the day, students rotated through stations that included making leather bracelets, soap, gift bags for Moroccan school children, and blue city artwork, fossil digging with imprinting, and sintir instrument building.