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Stritch and Milwaukee Jewish Day School students create museum exhibits

Museum Project

Stritch freshmen Education majors recently completed museum exhbits as the final project for the Education for Diversity course. The students delivered their work to their four-year-old "forever friends" who attend Milwaukee Jewish Day School, which neighbors the Stritch campus. The students met early in the fall and built relationships through meetings and activities during the semester.

The projects will be displayed in the Linda D'Aquisto Museum of Cultural Diversity in Milwaukee. The late Linda D'Aquisto was the director for Stritch's artsHUBmke program. She also spent more than three decades in museum education, curriculum development, teaching and education administration.

The Education for Diversity course is taught by Dr. Corey Thompson, ’07, associate professor of urban education at Stritch, who also coordinates the relationship with the Milwaukee Jewish Day School. Thompson and Rona Wolfe, a junior kindergarten teacher at the Milwaukee Jewish Day School, have partnered since September 2018 and focused on bringing their respective students together to find common ground while also celebrating differences. Thompson and Wolf will present at the 2020 Wisconsin Council for the Social Studies and will be joined by Stritch students Ellen Barbian, Rachel Gahan, Rachael Granec and Mikayla Wankowski.