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Original post made on Oct 26, 2012

About 100 children from Mountain View's two middle schools got a hands-on lesson on a centuries-old Mexican tradition, as they decorated miniature human skulls sculpted out of sugar at the Community Center Building at Rengstorff Park.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, October 26, 2012, 11:45 AM

Comments (4)

Posted by Irene, a resident of Martens-Carmelita
on Oct 26, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Why not study traditions of the people of the United States instead?

Oh yeah. We're the bad guys.

Posted by @ Irene, a resident of The Crossings
on Oct 26, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Have you been to Middle School? Our traditions is all they do actually study...
our version of History (which I believe to be true but certainly not the whole story);
our holidays (don't let anyone fool you that public schools do not celebrate Xmas - it is alive & well),
our sports;

There is certainly nothing wrong with studying our traditions, but there is also absolutely nothing wrong with studying someone elses. It gives people a great perspective (you might actually want to try it - sounds like you might need it). We are not the only ones on the planet, and we are not the only ones with great traditions.

Posted by Steve, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Oct 26, 2012 at 4:28 pm

Irene - Are you suggesting that the schools stop celebrating any tradition before 1776? Goodbye Santa Claus, Goodbye Easter Bunny, Goodbye New Year's Baby

I have found my life enriched by traveling the world and experiencing other cultures and traditions. I applaud this man's efforts to carry on a tradition that is thousands of years old and find the positive in this story - teaching art to kids.

Posted by Will, a resident of North Whisman
on Oct 26, 2012 at 6:04 pm

Rather than having our students study other people's cultures, we should be teaching them to excel in science and math. That's what the competition is doing, and they certainly aren't studying our traditions since we are the bad guys.

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