CULTURE MATTERS! Cultural Kaleidoscopes presentations expose students to other cultures in ways that create lasting impressions and understandings. The world our students are entering is interconnected and diverse.
Branson Arts Council is proud to present the Australian Kaleidoscope program to 3rd grade student of Branson Elementary Schools! Australian Kaleidoscope will be at Buchanan Elementary on Wed, April 8, 2015 and at Cedar Ridge Elementary on Thursday, April 9, 2015. This program is free of charge to the school system, as the Branson Arts Council takes care of the cost.
Australian Kaleidoscope will introduce students to both the young nation of Australia that was federated in 1901 and the ancient land of the indigenous aboriginal people who have lived there for at least 40,000 years. Australian Kaleidoscope presenters will intertwine songs and stories with a multi-media presentation to give a look at the “Land Down Under” through the eyes of the original aboriginal inhabitants, the convicts sent to the “colony of New South Wales” and the very first European settlers who arrived in the 1700’s. These early explorers, farmers, shearers, cattlemen and miners brought their pioneering vigor to this fascinating land of the kangaroo, platypus and emu.