|Page's 1st and 2nd Graders|
By Dupé Aleru|March 28, 2011|8:34 a.m.
Page Private School students explored two museums during its March fieldtrips—The Natural History Museum and the California African American History.
The Natural History Museum, located in Los Angeles, protects over 35 million specimens dating back 4.5 million years. Hillel teachers used this valuable resource to teach its students about the planet and its natural and cultural world. The students also explored the museum and had a special presentation in the dinosaur exhibit.
In addition, students attended the California African American Museum—a 44,000 square feet facility that includes three full-size exhibition galleries, a theater, a 14,000 square foot Sculpture Court, a conference center event room, an active research library and an exhibit and artifact storage area, to learn about and celebrate African American history. During the guided tour, students were able to view exhibits about the contributions of surf and skate boarders from the African American community, the African American settlement of the West and much more.
All in all, Page students had the opportunity to not only appreciate American history, but to also see how far our country has come thousands of years to the present day.