On Saturday, December 13th, WYCC PBS Chicago - Kids and Families hosted a FREE special holiday eventfor children 3-8 years old at the Bronzeville Children’s Museum with musicians and storyteller, Samantha Gloria and Friends. They presented the classic West African folktale, Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears.
Children in attendance learned about Pour Quoi stories, West African instruments, received a free copy of the book, Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears by Verna Aardema and were treated to specially baked butter cookies provided by the French Pastry School!
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- Check again for understanding and discuss
- Play video multiple times until students understand content
- Do a supporting activity to re-enforce learned content
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