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Our Lady of the Hamptons Skypes China

Our Lady of the Hamptons Skypes China
Posted on 11/17/2015

On November 13, the sixth grade class of Our Lady of the Hamptons School in Southampton had the opportunity to Skype with Dr. Vivian Nyitray, the dean of students of the Prospect Colleges in Taigu, Shanxi, China and Chongqing, China, and several of her students.  Dr. Nyitray has had a long career teaching as a college professor at both Barnard College in New York City and at the University of California at Riverside, the latter of which she served as the chairperson of her department.   This lesson was coordinated by Mr. Peter Lynch, the sixth grade teacher, and Mrs. Erin Stadelman, the computer/ technology teacher, as part of their social studies and technology curriculum.

As part of their talk that morning, students saw a demonstration of an ancient Chinese instrument, the guqin, saw examples of ancient traditional clothing, and learned more about Chinese culture, including important holidays, ancient customs still practiced today, and even what a typical school day for a child entails.  Students were able to ask questions about the differences between life in China and life here in the U.S.  All of this ties into their current studies of Ancient China in their history class.  

Click here to view a slide show of the event.
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