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CV students study the world

On loan to CVHS student Hannah Van Matre, the above piranha was preserved, dried as a tourism souvenir. She used it to display the Brazilian wildlife in her presentation. (Nicole Hensley)
On loan to CVHS student Hannah Van Matre, the above piranha was preserved, dried as a tourism souvenir. She used it to display the Brazilian wildlife in her presentation. (Nicole Hensley)

World geography courses will no longer be offered to students at Central Valley High School starting next year.

The state is changing their curriculum to encompass world history instead, teacher Krista Larsen said, but this does not affect her job at the school.

That means last week’s “World’s Fair” project was the last time students got a chance to highlight a country of their choice for a parade of students interested in seeing their peers’ work and the samples of food they brought in.

One student chose Brazil and to really make her presentation stand out, she brought in a preserved piranha from a friend’s trip to the Amazon. She says the eyes are fake, but the rest of it is quite real.

In Thursday’s Spokane Valley Voice, you’ll read more about the students’ presentations last week including why Larsen wants her students to learn about the world outside of the Pacific Northwest.

(On loan to CVHS student Hannah Van Matre, the above piranha was preserved, dried as a tourism souvenir. She used it to display the Brazilian wildlife in her presentation. Photo Nicole Hensley)




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