At Kaleidoscope, we explore the arts, nature, athletics, and culture in the Keweenaw. In this blog post, we take a look at what’s been going on in our Culture-related classes and electives. Enjoy the photos and click through to the class descriptions for more details.

Explore Baking

Our students explore the culinary world of baking to learn the techniques and science behind a meal that is both delicious and healthy. We have had two sections of this class this year, and are moving the afternoon section for the 2023/2024 school year to be fully after school to make it convenient for our public and private school students.

Fiber Arts

Fabric dyeing, fiber dyeing, fabric collages, knitting, crochet, weaving, yarn art–anything artsy with fabric, string, yarn, or fiber is how we do fiber arts.

Culture- Virtual Electives

Take a peek into our online world of learning with a snippet from a lesson in each of  these virtual electives.

Life Skills

Today we are going to make some special flat bread called Naan, which has its origins in the middle east. It is now the most common bread in parts of the world like India. It does use ingredients to make it rise up (yeast or baking powder) like basic bread does, but this recipe will have one extra ingredient to help it rise and make it creamy – yogurt. You can also use sour cream or Greek yogurt. If you can’t eat dairy, find some sesame butter (AKA tahini, you can find it at the Wal-Mart or Food Coop) – it will also make it taste creamy but with the added benefit of an exotic middle eastern flavor that will make your naan more authentic.

World Cultures

In World Cultures C, students sampled a variety of cultures and languages. In this lesson, they explored the Japanese language.

Let’s start out our exploration of the Japanese language by learning some greetings. Use the attached resource to learn to say things like “how do you do,” “good morning,” “yes,” and “no.” Click on the words to hear the pronunciation.

Try these Japanese greetings yourself!

Learn More

Visit our Culture page for an at-a-glance look at our Culture course offerings. You might notice there are a lot more classes on that page than in this blog post–that’s because they are new classes, which we will highlight on the blog in April. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Instagram to catch up with ALL our classes and virtual electives in the upcoming weeks, as well as get a preview of our NEW classes for the 2023/2024 school year.

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