Exploring different cultures: Students learn the language of diversity at World Language Fair

Staff Reports

The Third Annual World Language Fair was held at Columbus North High School’s Commons area on Jan. 17.

Students in Chinese, Japanese, German, French and Spanish created displays and carried out interactive activities for their fellow students, along with students from Northside Middle School, St. Bartholomew and Schmitt Elementary School.

Among the activities available to students were a virtual tour of Machu Picchu at a booth about Peru, a demonstration of a German wrestling style called Ringen and examples of street fashion from Japan.

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Graffiti on a mock Berlin Wall was exhibited along with demonstrations of how to create Japanese origami and an opportunity to sing German karaoke.

Students could also try a French version of hopscotch and enjoy samples of coffee from Cameroon.