Lakeshore Middle School 6th-graders show off Central American culture

Desks with food, displays and other projects lined a second-story hall at Lakeshore Middle School on Wednesday afternoon for the sixth-graders' Latin America Festival. As teachers and students walked along the hall, Shellie Cook explained that the project is part of the students' social studies education.
Jordan Travis
Apr 14, 2011


Cook, a social studies and language arts teacher at the school, said students could research a Central American country and do a variety of projects that represent the culture or geography of that country. Many of the students made food, including a baked custard called flan, a drink called horchata and guacamole.

Jackie Sander, a sixth-grade teacher who attended the festival, paused to sample Skylar Slack’s guacamole. Slack said she started shopping for the dip’s ingredients at 6 p.m. and it took her until 10:30 that night to finish making it.

“I think it’s great,” Sander said. “All the classes are involved this year, so it’s quite a production.”

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