Middle Schoolers Enjoy Field Trips to Philadelphia and Ellis Island

All of the Middle School grades were able to embark on field trips last Friday, May 6th. The 6th Grade traveled to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty while the 7th and 8th Grades visited the Franklin Institute and the Constitution Center in Philadelphia.

The 6th Grade traveled to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island – the gateway to the U.S. for more than 12 million immigrant from 1892 to 1954. At the Immigration Museum, the students heard accounts of what it was like to come to America between 1900-1925. They toured the Baggage Room, Great Hall, Medical Inspection Room, and Dormitory Room, among others. Several students looked up their ancestors to see if they were part of the "Wall of Honor."

The 7th and 8th Grades toured the Franklin Institute and the Constitution Center in Philadelphia – two of the country’s most celebrated museums.  At the Constitution Center, the students participated in the “Constitutional Ambassadors Program” and focused on freedom of speech. After lunch, they toured the Franklin Institute, where they enjoyed a special Harry Potter exhibition.


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