Saturday, May 8, 2010

Our Next Field Trip

My seventh graders and I went to "The Big City" yesterday on a field trip to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). A side note: have you ever tried explaining modern art to a group of middle schoolers? Not an easy task, let me tell you! Of course, it doesn't help that I often have trouble understanding modern art myself. Ah well. We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day in the city for any kind of field trip!

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

So, it's time to start planning our next field trip. Since my credential is for social studies, I think our next trip should be to someplace historical. Somewhere that my students can hopefully gain an appreciation for the difficulties faced by their ancestors. I was thinking about this while out running errands this afternoon when I had what can only be described as a lightning bolt to my brain! Of course! The perfect place for my students to experience history is right in our own backyard:

But many of our students have actually used one of these?!