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Eighth Graders Explore Philadelphia
Posted 11/10/2017 11:00AM


The eighth grade class visited key historical sites in support of their studies of American history and identity during a trip to Philadelphia on November 1. 

Students saw an exhibit on the United States Constitution, took a guided walking tour of historical sites, and visited Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were debated and signed. During a stop at the National Constitution Center, the group saw Freedom Rising, a multimedia theatrical production about the Constitution and the American quest for freedom. 

In conjunction with their humanities studies and their upcoming research paper and mock constitutional convention, the eighth graders also worked on a project based on triptych photography for art teacher Bruce Robbins. 

“We left at 7:00 in the morning and returned at 7:30 in the evening—a long but fun and educational trip,” says humanities teacher Stephen Hildreth.

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