Florida Meets West Africa Bamako, Mali

The Participants:

North Palm Beach Elementary School, Florida, USA

Susan Gay Hyatt, Teaching Artist

American International School, Bamako, Mali

Jeff Fessler, Teacher

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.