McGaugh International Culture Club was founded in 2018 and its mission is to foster diversity and inclusion by providing programs and resources that enhance knowledge and encourage inclusivity of all students.

 

ICC volunteers do this by integrating cultural lessons into McGaugh students' education by celebrating and highlighting different traditions from around the world. There is also International Day where students learn about specific countries during an on-campus tour.

 

ICC defines diversity as differences in social experience that include but are not limited to ethnicity, national origin, geography, religion, gender orientation, learning style, physical ability, family structure and economic status. We believe a diverse and inclusive school community makes us better informed, more compassionate and better prepared to effect positive change in the world.

 

GET CONNECTED WITH MCGAUGH ICC 

Search the ICC Google Classroom for resources, lessons and curriculum for exploring different cultures.

 

Follow the ICC Facebook page for up-to-date information on ICC news. 

 

Email: mcgaughinternational@gmail.com

 

Celebrating Holidays and Traditions 

 

The ICC's calendar is filled with holidays and traditions from cultures all over the world. Students may hear about a tradition during morning announcements, see a display in the Media Center or experience a culture with a special performance or assembly.

 

(Please note that many programs are halted or altered due to the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions.)

 

For example, during the 2019/2020 school year students learned about Chinese New Year and Diwali. Students also learned and took part in an interactive assembly on Native American instruments and music. 

 


๐ŸŒŽ INTERNATIONAL DAY ๐ŸŒŽ

The first ICC International Day was held in May of 2019. It highlighted six countries: Australia ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ, China ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ, France ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท, India ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ, Mexico ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ and South Africa๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ. ICC parent volunteers brought these nations to the McGaugh campus by creating elaborate displays that each student toured. During the event, students learned fascinating facts, sampled international treats and participated in interactive performances and exhibits. Each McGaugh student had a "passport" that was stamped as they traveled from one country to the next on their remarkable journey around the world in one memorable school day. Below are highlights from each stop. 

 


MEXICO

 Students learned how to make a piñata.

 


CHINA 

Children watched a Dragon dance performance.

 


AUSTRALIA 

Australia's unique wildlife was on display for children to see. 

 


INDIA

Students learned an Indian dance popularized in Bollywood movies.


 

FRANCE

Students toured famous artwork displayed in France, including the Mona Lisa, and learned about French artists.

 

 


SOUTH AFRICA

Children learned about the sport of rugby, one of the most popular in South Africa.

 


Want more? The club has also put out newsletters with information, crafts, recipes, book recommendations and much more. See below for past issues:
 
 
The ICC has also created Family Packs that focus on various holidays and observations that are celebrated around the world by our very own McGaugh community! Check out the ones from this year below:
 
Dia De Los Muertos (Nov. 1-2)
Diwali (Nov.14-20) 
 

  

Don't miss the kid-friendly Q&A with remarkable McGaugh women that ICC hosted for Women's History Month last March. You can see a replay here or by clicking on the image below. Prepare to be inspired!