Valuable Lesson For Joplin Elementary Students

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Students at an area school find out what it’s like to live in a European country, without leaving the Four States.

A couple from the Ukraine visited students at McKinley Elementary school in Joplin.

They entertained students with stories, songs and traditions of the nation.

It was part of the cultural kaleidoscope program based in Kansas City and made possible through a grant from the Missouri Arts Council.

“We’ve spent the last several weeks not only talking about the country and where it’s located, but really exploring their arts and their dance and their music with our students and this is the culmination of that,” says Megan Dillahay, a teacher at Mckinley Elementary.

Ukraine is considered the bread basket of eastern Europe and declared its independence from Russia in 1991.

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