CELEBRATE CULTURE (by: Iris)
My family and I celebrate culture by learning about it. We watch documentaries and read about the history of different countries, and try out their food. I'm very glad that we all are different, because if all of us are exactly the same, life would be boring! I love animals, so I chose to draw animals representing the people.
I drew a wolf wearing a Native American headdress. I heard and read different stories of Native Americans helping the first pilgrims to survive the cold winter. They taught them how to plant corn, fish, and hunt for meat. Not to forget Sacagawea, who helped explorers Lewis and Clark on their expeditions. Anyways, I think that the Native American culture is very special. My dad's great-great-grandmother is actually a Blackfoot, so I'm happy to say that I'm part Native American as well!
The Kudu on the left represents Africa. Africa has lively, upbeat music that make you want to move, sing, and dance! Even their clothing have so many patterns that resemble the patterns and rythm of music!
Asia, the biggest continent on earth, contains 48 countries! Ah, so many wonderful things about Asia... Sadly, I could only represent it with one animal. I chose the Tanuki, found mostly in the islands of Japan. Also, since many countries in Asia share this type of cone-shaped straw hat, I decided to implement it in.
I'm a hodge podge of so many cultures, because my dad is also actually part Irish, Polish, and German, too! And my mom is a Philipina with some Spanish blood in her. And if you see some of my cousins from the Philipines, some look like Chinese, Japanese, and some like aboriginese! Well, no matter what culture we are, we are all one human family!
From Asia or Africa, North or South America, Europe, Australia, or even Antartica, we are all the same species. Human beings! Let's accept, celebrate, and be proud of our differences!
(I actually submitted this to another K12.com contest 'Celebrate Culture', but because of my procrastination monkey, I didn't make it on time. But I had fun as I did my art and this gave me an idea of drawing more animals from different countries featuring that culture's clothing and accessories.)
Iris is my name.