VCJHS Celebrates Diverse Cultures | Posted March 12, 2012
The week of February 27, Valley Christian Junior High celebrated Diversity as we focused on the various celebrations that occur in the cultures that are covered during the sixth through eighth grade Social Studies classes. Through understanding the diverse cultures across the world, we realize just how much we have in common and how alike all people really are.
The themes focused on this year were Dia de los Muertos, Eid al-Fitr, and the Lunar New Year. Students heard how these celebrations were ingrained into the culture and religion of the various regions in which these celebrations occur. The students learned how the celebrations originated, how they were conducted, and the implications of each festival. The students were presented with a new theme each day during their History classes and had a comprehensive overview and Christian perspective in chapel by Mr. Heath.
Mr. Heath used the example found in John chapter 4, of Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well. Through his talk we realized that by understanding and familiarizing ourselves with those that may be deemed as “different,” we can be provided with the opportunity to share with them the love of God.
The Social Science department of Ms. White, Mr. Heath, Mr. Fairweather, and Mr. Parmenter led the charge of bringing Diversity awareness and understanding to the students of VCJH.