Lowcountry students study Gullah Culture

By Jaime Dailey - bio | email

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC (WTOC) - Third graders at Hilton Head Island Elementary School for the Creative Arts are getting ready for a performance on the Gullah Culture.

They're acting out the illustrations from a book called Circle Unbroken while a gullah story teller reads the story about sweet grass basket weaving.

"My hope is they'll learn we have a rich history right here in our own backyard," said Melinda Smith, music teacher.

This study on the Gullah culture is all part of the third graders South Carolina history lesson.

The third graders will be performing at the Hilton Head High School Visual and Performing Arts Center later this week.

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