Multicultural Workshop Info

                   CADEAUX du MONDE's Multicultural Workshop Info

Let the staff of CADEAUX du MONDE bring the world to your classroom           

Our staff is available to present our participatory one hour workshops featuring these areas of the world:  West Africa, East Africa, Southern Africa, the Indian Subcontinent and Central America  Each of these multicultural hands-on programs is tailored to the age and ability of your students and to fit into your curriculum.  All of your students will be dressed in the authentic clothing of the particular region of the world that they are studying.  Cultural differences and similarities will be discussed as the students examine everyday objects.  They’ll learn simple phrases and sentences in the language of the region and end this action packed hour by learning a dance or playing a game.

These very popular workshops have been presented in both public and private schools in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts since 1987 to classes ranging from pre-school through seniors in high school.  Institutions include:  Rogers High School, East Greenwich Public Schools, the Swinburne School, Learning Connection, Newport Public Library, St. Michael’s School, Nashoba Brook Country Day School, Sheffield School, Underwood School, Sullivan School, Lucy’s Hearth, Martin Luther King Center Day Care Program, Beginnings, Narragansett Pier School, Community Prep School, Countryside Children’s Center, McCauley Village, Newport County Head Start, Portsmouth School System and John Greene Elementary School.

We have conducted teacher training sessions for the New Enlgand Educational Media Association Conference, the Early Childhood Learning Conference and the South County Montessori School.  In addition, we have given development education lectures on fair trade and socially responsible travel and tourism on undergraduate and graduate university levels at Salve Regina University and Johnson & Wales University.

Workshop Format

One hour; limited to 25 students.  Each session includes:  sections on geographic literacy, object literacy illustrated with photos, artifacts, instruments, clothing and jewelry, basic language instruction, stories*, games*, and music and dance from the region.

            *These sections can be eliminated if you have time constraints or wish to have more emphasis on another section.

            We encourage you to coordinate a lunch or snack with your parents’ group so that your students will have a complete multicultural experience of the area of the world that they are studying.  We can provide simple recipes using authentic, but readily available ingredients.


*WORKSHOP:  $95.00 per hour

*TEACHER TRAINING:  $190.00 per 2 hour session

*Custom classes on specific multicultural topics are available and billed for a minimum of 2 hours at $95.00 per hour

*A travel fee is added for locations outside Newport County

            Multicultural Teaching Staff

Katie Dyer: For 33 years, a self-employed owner of CADEAUX du MONDE, an eclectic, green, fair trade, international folk art gallery.  Arranged and conducted numerous trade missions abroad.  University of Pennsylvania graduate.  Returned Peace Corps volunteer.  Fluent in French and Sango.  High school math professor, multicultural education teacher and lecturer, small business & social media consultant.

To Schedule a Workshop or Teacher Training Session, contact:

CADEAUX du MONDE, P.O. Box 212, Newport, Rhode Island, 401.935.8591,