Students at St. John's Lutheran School in Marysville took a trip around the world last week, and all they had to do was visit Ashley Cline's third-grade classroom.

Students at St. John's Lutheran School in Marysville took a trip around the world last week, and all they had to do was visit Ashley Cline's third-grade classroom.

Cline's students hosted Multicultural Day, the culmination of a three-week unit on different world cultures.

Groups of four students each were assigned one of four different countries to research Australia, China, India and Scotland. Their projects included creating a poster presentation and brochure for their country, displays of dress and other cultural items, and food.

"Multicultural Day is a chance for the third-graders to share their projects with other students and families," Cline said.

This is the fourth year Cline's students have held Multicultural Day. St. John's students, parents and grandparents make their way through her classroom to each station, where students offer information about their researched culture.

At any given time, participants could hear Megan Stallings discuss Indian monetary currency, Garrett Eizensmits play a didgeridoo his father brought back from a trip to Australia or Parker Horn share information about Scotland while wearing a kilt.

"Ice cream was invented (in China)," Nicholas Zamarelli explained.

"Scotland's flag is one of the oldest in the world," Samuel Greig, wearing a shirt emblazoned with the flag of Scotland, said.

"I really liked doing the research," Jaeden Eickhoff told ThisWeek.

"We used the regular library and the online library," added Adeline Fitzwater.

Cline said the unit also included sending letters to prospective pen pals in Australia. She said the replies are on their way but have not yet been received.

She said she is trying to coordinate a Skype hook-up with the Australian students as well.

Students will also be doing e-mail exchanges with students in China.