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Russian school in Houston introduces children to the history and culture of European countries

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Russian school in Houston introduces children to the history and culture of European countries


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Children from Houston study the history and culture of European countries in the classroom of the Let's Talk in Russian in Texas summer camp, opened on the basis of Yuri Gagarin Russian School. Teachers tell about the peculiarities of different countries and nations with the involvement of creative tasks and game techniques, Russian America reports. 

Young visitors to the school camp have already “visited” the UK, France, Bulgaria, Italy, Spain, Greece and other European countries. Students listen to the stories of teachers and do a lot of independent work. They create drawings dedicated to one or another state, put on traditional costumes, dance folk dances, and prepare informative reports. 

For example, during a class dedicated to Greece, students learned a lot about the writers and philosophers of this country, made paper amphoras, danced sirtaki, and even organized the Olympic Games. 

Pupils of Yuri Gagarin School celebrate Russian and international holidays in a fun and interesting way throughout the year. On Cosmonautics Day, Russian cosmonauts visit young Russian compatriots regularly. Russkiy Mir reported that several years ago cosmonaut Oleg Kotov became a guest of the school. He spoke about his expeditions, answered students' questions and, in memory of the meeting, planted an oak tree on the school grounds. 

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