Australia: Ancient and Modern

This week students wrapped up living with their Australian families.  From their “Homestay Report” assignment, it was apparent everyone soaked up many lessons about the multicultural aspect of Australia while enjoying a bit of ‘home’ with food, games, and pets!  It was exciting to hear many stories of “my Australian brother goes to kindy (kindergarten)” or “my Australian Mom made ANZAC biscuits for us”.

On Wednesday, we experienced some of the ancient Aboriginal and Torres Strait culture firsthand.  Students learned to dot-paint, dance, and eat berries that have sustained Aboriginal culture for thousands of years.  Then Thursday, we visited Brisbane city museums with fascinating exhibits of modern Aboriginal artwork and interactive educational displays.

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