Every year the high school in my district has "Cultural Heritage Week". This year they chose Southern Africa as the focus. Each of the elementary Art teachers is supposed to teach a 6th grade lesson based on Southern Africa. I have been using Pinterest to collect images for my research. (You can see my Southern African Art board here.) Anyway, I was just sitting here thinking about how cool it would be if we could somehow connect with students actually living in Southern Africa. Wouldn't that make it so much more meaningful for the students? I would love to do some sort of Art swap or even just send a letter and some artwork to give a school there. The problem is, I'm not sure how to go about doing this. So I am reaching out to the wonderful community we have here, in the hopes that someone might either BE in Southern Africa, KNOW someone in Southern Africa, or know HOW to go about making connections! I don't know where to start!
In case you don't know (I had to look it up since geography is not my strong suit,) the five countries that make up Southern Africa are:
Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated. If you have ideas for me, you can comment here or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*So far, I just searched for schools in South Africa (using this website http://www.schoolguide.co.za/directory/search-results_m213/query:all/cat:6/order:featured/) and started emailing but I don't know if this is the best route to take!