Social Studies Fair 2021

Indigenous People of the World

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“By amplifying the lives of Indigenous people, our
students have a deeper understanding of history.”
– Gracy Jolly, School Founder



 

Hudson Montessori School Transforms Into a Museum Featuring "The Indigenous People of the World"

If you peeked into any of our school’s classrooms, you would be captivated by breathtaking displays created by students and teachers over the course of this school year. Colorful, life sized replicas of artifacts, historical events, and geographical areas envelop the walls and represent a selection of indigenous cultures from around the world.  

 

Hudson Montessori School selects a global theme each year to excite and engage all of our students in every classroom. Through this year’s study of indigenous people groups and cultures, we have broadened the human story, making sure the voices of the past are just as relevant and equally essential as those we hear today.

 

Beginning today, May 17, students and their families are invited to experience our 12th annual Social Studies Fair, "The Indigenous People of the World,” on Hudson Montessori School’s campus. Slotted appointment times are available from 3:15 to 4 p.m. through Friday, May 21. 

 

While our social studies fair is typically open to the public, we are limiting attendance to this year’s event to maintain our pandemic visitation policy while still allowing families to attend curated, private viewings of the transformative exhibits that have turned each classroom into a museum gallery.

The students absolutely loved visiting their school’s museum, and here are a few of their comments:

 

“For the Social Studies Fair, I loved seeing other classes’ work,” said sixth grader Tyler. “I got to learn a lot of information I didn't know before. Even though it wasn't the same as last year, it was still amazing!”

“I liked writing the poems and the Native American legends,” said third grader Sebastian. “I liked making the Minecraft bison with my friends. I liked making my Social Studies Fair project and learning new things."

"I'm sad because they're cutting down all the trees, and I'm afraid that the Amazon Rainforest is going to disappear,” said Nirvana, age 4. “I'm afraid I won't survive if that happens.”

 

"The Aboriginal people make their shelters out of things they find in nature, like stones, grass, sticks, and bark,” said “Ha Anh, age 5.

 

“The Social Studies Fair this year had the theme of Indigenous people and I found it super fun learning about our ancestors before us!” said fourth grader Krisha.

 

While our social studies fair is typically open to the public, we are limiting attendance to this year’s event to maintain our pandemic visitation policy while still allowing families to attend curated, private viewings of the transformative exhibits that have turned each classroom into a museum gallery.

 

The school has been teaching each of its 12 classrooms in-person since the start of the school year, offering a remote, virtual option for those families who wanted or needed their students to continue their schooling from home.

 

“Fostering the Love to Learn” for students age 2 to up to 6th grade is the central theme that guides the thoughts and actions at Hudson Montessori School. It is the school’s mission to create independent thinkers who apply their knowledge to real-life settings and grow into responsible, compassionate citizens of the world.

 

Read the feature of this year's Social Studies Fair on NJ.com to experience more of our student work. You can view the article hereA gallery of all images from the 2020-2021 Social Studies Fair can be accessed here.

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