An event like this helps people learn about other cultures and ways of life. Knowledge increases tolerance of people who are different from us and we need to do a better job at teaching our children this. By attending events like this is a great way to model this behavior for our students and our own children. Maybe something like this can be done on a smaller scale in the classroom.
(On a side note, I was also able to reconnect with a friend that I haven’t seen in about 20 years! She looks as great as ever and of course it brought back memories of wonderful times. It was great seeing you again Whitney! )
If you do something like this in your classroom, please share your ideas!
Original photo by Pat Hensley