Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School deserves a thumbs up for the student displays of wars of the United States, and the impact on our country. Each group of some four or five students focused on a particular war, the politics of the time, how we became involved, the effects on our economy and standard of living as well as the effects on our allies and our opponents.
By focusing on a small period of American history, the students learned much more than just a quick overview of names and dates. They learned about the leaders of the times, and how they came to power and then used their power. The student displays typically included pictures of the political leaders of the time, the geography involved and key events that occurred that changed the course of history.
The school invited all veterans to visit. This provided the students an opportunity to meet with real people who lived and sacrificed for the nation through their service. As we approach Memorial Day later this month, I am confident that our students at DHMS will better appreciate its meaning and importance. With hundreds of their peers kidnapped in Nigeria and being readied to be sold into slavery, current events demonstrate the importance of maintaining freedom in our country as well as the necessity world-wide to battle terrorism.
To the teachers and students at DHMS, I salute you for a job well done.