The fifth grade students were mesmerized by a visit from Enoch, a member of the Maasai tribe in Kenya. He was visiting the United States as the guest of a WCS family who came to know him during a trip to Africa. To prepare the students for his visit, Mr. Heetderks presented a unit on the Maasai Tribe, their customs and culture. Students were excited to hear from an actual Maasai tribe member, and to participate in the signature tribal jumping dance.
Even though Enoch and the students could easily identify the differences between their lifestyles and customs, they all walked away delighted for the opportunity to walk in someone else's shoes! They also realized that they are more alike than different. It was a special time for these students. As a result of this visit, the students expressed a desire to learn more about African cultures, and hopefully visit Kenya one day. What a unique experience for our students!