At Detroit Country Day School, students are learning about diversity within a school community.
Upper School history teacher Celeste Mahabir had the idea to showcase the diversity of the school, by having 10 high school students spend some time with second graders, teaching them about their various cultures. Second graders are studying the holidays of different cutures. it is a school tradition to have holiday displays in the Upper School each December.
“What better way to do that than to have our high school students interact with and share with our second grade?” said Upper School history teacher Celeste Mahabir. “By having our older students interact with the younger students, everyone benefits.”
The second graders rotated through holiday display stations and heard stories from Upper school students who celebrate Kwanzaa, Ramadan, Diwali, Chinese New Year, Hanukkah, and Christmas.