MUB exhibit shows cultural exchange between NH elementary school students

painting by elementary school student

Ayat, an 11-year-old student at Webster Elementary School, created a picture depicting his family leaving Iraq in 2010.

The project, “Our Stories in Pictures and Words: Immigration Past and Present,” is featured in an exhibit on the third floor of the UNH Memorial Union Building.

“The project was designed to foster mutual understanding and respect between students new to this country and longtime residents,” said Beth Olshansky, director of the UNH Center for the Advancement of Art-Based Literacy, which spearheaded this project.

The project involved students from Webster Elementary School’s English Language Learner (ELL) Magnet Program in Manchester and Moharimet School in Madbury. Each student created a book about their family’s immigration story. Many students from Webster Elementary School are recent immigrants while third-graders from Moharimet School delved into their ancestor’s journey to America long ago.

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