Middle Schoolers Experience History Outside the Classroom

Throughout the fall term in History class, our Middle School students have been studying the main themes, key players, and lasting impacts of the American Revolution.  

On Wednesday, November 17, 7th graders traveled to The Museum of the American Revolution and the US Constitution Center in Philadelphia.  During this trip, students were able to see General Washington’s tent and tour the main exhibition.  Students then walked to the US Constitution Center, where they had an opportunity to see Freedom Rising, a theatrical presentation with a live actor narrating the American quest for freedom. Also, students had some extra time to explore the special exhibits, including Civil War and Reconstruction: The Battle for Freedom and Equality and the 19th Amendment: How Women Won the Vote.
Additionally, on Thursday, November 18, 7th graders traveled to the American Visionary Museum in Baltimore. Students learned about what it means to be a visionary and that anyone can be an artist. They viewed the museum's permanent collection and some new exhibits that focused on Compassion and the Mysteries of Sleep. During their trip to Baltimore, the last stop was to watch a live glass blowing demonstration at McFadden’s Glass Shop. Students were able to see firsthand what it takes to be a working artist and make a living doing what you love!

The Tatnall School

The Tatnall School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school for students in PK3 through Grade 12 located in Wilmington, Delaware.