the 2002-2003 school year, our 4th/5th grade class at Randall
School in Madison, Wisconsin immersed ourselves in Hmong culture.
With our teacher, Mr. Wagler, we traveled across Wisconsin
to visit Hmong communities in seven cities. We studied history,
traditions, and community life. We learned many things: how
to dance, how to make egg rolls, and how to say some Hmong
We also delved deeper by visiting a butcher shop and a funeral,
and by interviewing shamans and other community leaders. We
considered music, occupations, the clan system, social customs,
and the stresses and complexities of current
Hmong life in the U.S. And we helped the Madison Children's
Museum create a touring exhibit, "Hmong at Heart."
Join us as we explore Hmong culture--and see how our understanding
of the Hmong and of ourselves has changed.