Sherburne students celebrate all things Greek

SHERBURNE – For the second year in a row, Sherburne-Earlville students used the knowledge they learned in class to show the community life in ancient Greece.

On Wednesday night, Sherburne-Earlville sixth graders held their second annual Greek Festival. After studying about life in ancient Greece, Sixth Grade Social Studies Teacher Jonathan Burke explained, the students researched a topic from the era and put on “an ancient Greek marketplace to display their products.”

By combining topics from ancient Greece with a modern, fun marketing spin, the students find ways to present their products to the public. According to Burke, the students displayed a variety of goods, including Greek food, architecture, clothing, weapons and medicine. “The students researched their topic and presented their information using a variety of methods, such as powerpoints, video and skits in the classroom,” Burke explained. To market their products the students had to come up with a company name, image and slogan.

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