Hancock County Teachers Return From Japan Trip

7/18/14 – 10:51 A.M.

A group of area teachers recently returned from a month long trip to Japan. Riverdale third grade teacher Kristie Thacker was a member of the Hancock County entourage, and says the goal was to learn about ways to bring Japanese culture into local classrooms…

Audio: Kristie Thacker

The trips started as a way to help bridge cultural differences between Hancock County natives and Japanese families moving here to do business…

Audio: Kristie Thacker

Thacker says she’ll use items she bought at a Japanese market to not only teacher her kids about cultural differences, but also about converting dollars to yen.

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