Grammar School Studies Afghanistan

The Grammar School in Putney finished up its school wide focus on Central Asia during December.

After studying the region in their classrooms and reading Greg Mortensen's book Three Cups of Tea, students in kindergarten through eighth grade worked in mixed aged groups on projects inspired by the cultures of Pakistan and Afghanistan.

They all participated in activities that included constructing a three dimensional map of the area, cooking and sampling red lentil Afghanistan soup and pistachio cookies, painting tiles with Central Asian motifs, drinking tea and playing Afghanistan music, learning how to embroider, and playing the Afghan game Kabadi, a form of tag with teams.

Next year The Grammar School in Putney celebrates its 50th anniversary of educating children in preschool through 8th grade.

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