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Cultural Programs:   Diverse Cultures around the World

The World in Our Backyard is extremely proud of our 45 minute programs developed for students to enhance their study of families of diverse cultures around the world.  Students are introduced to “real life” experiences and what it is like to live, to play, to sing and to dance in the culture being studied.  Scale models of past and present housing units are introduced as well as the games, the costumes, the songs, the animals and the jobs that enrich the local communities.  To dress in native costumes allows the students to feel a true sense of community and understand how special yet different are these communities from their own.

The following programs are offered:

Africa,  Australia,  China,  Italy,  Mexico,  Native Americans, Peru  and  the Netherlands.

The cost is $5 a student with a minimum charge of $250.


We have presented programs at the following:

Belmont Library Africa
Beatties Ford Library China
Myers Park Library China
Union West Library Mexico
Anami Montessori Africa
Charlotte Montessori Native American
Christian Montessori Africa
Countryside Montessori Mexico, Australia
Omni Montessori Africa
Oakdale Height Retirement Home China
Jolly Travelers Senior Citizens Africa
Berkeley Ladies Lunch Club Native American
Mallard Creek Lunch Bunch Mexico
International House Doorways Native American
Ballantyne Rotary China, Mexico, Native American
Mooresville-Lake Norman Rotary Mexico
Union West – Indian Trail Rotary NC Piedmont
Waxhaw Weddington Rotary NC Piedmont
Amay James Pre-K Center Africa, Mexico, Native American
Double Oaks Pre-K Center China, Mexico
Starmount Pre-K Center Mexico
New Beginnings Africa
Nations Ford Christian Academy China
Daisie, Brownie, Junior, Senior Troops
Agape Academy Africa
Bethlehem Center Africa, Australia, China, Egypt, Italy, Mexico, Native Americans, Netherlands
Bright Horizons Africa, Australia, China, Egypt, Italy, Mexico, Native Americans, Netherlands
Chesterbrook Ballantyne Africa
Chesterbrook Birkdale Australia
Chesterbrook Mallard Creek China
Country Day School Australia, China, Egypt, Italy, Netherlands
Kids “R Kids Africa, Australia, China, Egypt, Italy, Mexico, Native Americans, Netherlands, Peru
Kindercare Idlewild China
La Petite Academy Australia, Chna, Mexico
McCrorey YMCA Mexico
Mecklenburg Parks & Recreation Africa, Australia, China, Egypt, Italy, Mexico, Native Americans, Netherlands, Peru
Providence Day School Australia, Mexico
Smart Kids Africa, Australia, China
Warehouse 242 Africa
Wilmore Community Center China
Antioch Elementary Africa
Hemby Bridge Elementary Africa, Australia
Indian Trail Elementary Australia, Italy
Marvin Elementary Italy
Newtown Elementary Africa
Rocky River Elementary China
Sardis Elementary Australia, China
Shiloh Elementary Italy
Unionville Elementary Africa, Australia
Walter Bickett Elementary Africa, Italy
Weddington Elementary Africa
Wesley Chapel Elementary Africa
St. Ann’s Australia, Italy, Netherlands
St. Mark’s Australia, Italy, Netherlands
St. Mark’s Africa, China, Netherlands
St. Matthew’s Africa, Australia, China, Ecuador, Italy, Mexico, Native American, Netherlands, Peru
St. Patrick’s Africa, China, Ecuador, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru
Charlotte Museum of History
International House World Feast
International House Children’s Day