HOOVER, AL (WBRC) - Elementary school is a place of learning and this week students at Trace Crossings is getting an unexpected geography lesson about the small South African country of Uganda. A handful of teachers from the Terra Nova Academy in Uganda, in association with Samford University, is visiting the Hoover City School to observe teaching practices within the classroom. While this opportunity is helping the visiting teachers, it has unexpectedly allowed an opportunity for Trace Crossings students to learn about a country most have never heard about.
“My students are fascinated with these ladies and are asking all sorts of questions about where they are from and what their country is like,” said Ashley Spark a fifth grade teacher at Trace Crossings. “These teachers visiting us has really sparked an interest about this small country in another part of the world and it is so fun to see the kids want to learn about something that maybe we hadn’t planned on doing. It’s great.”
The Uganda teachers will remain on campus at Trace Crossings through Friday allowing students ample opportunity to learn more about a country located in the central part of South Africa.