Friday, February 10, 2017

Gullah Speaker for 3rd Grade

Gervonder Brown, a Charleston native, spoke to the 3rd grade students about the Gullah culture on Friday, February 10. Third graders have been studying the slave trade to the Carolina Colony and learned how the slaves kept their culture alive through music, songs, and dance. The Gullah language is a mixture of African languages and English. It is widely used throughout the Low Country of South Carolina. 

Students learned about the Gullah dialect by hearing songs and repeating words from the speaker. Ms. Brown also shared Gullah stories about the Geechie people and shared how a sweetgrass basket is made. As a finale, Ms. Brown taught the students a Gullah song!