Seventh Grade trip to Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.
The seventh grade had quite an adventure this past week as they prepared for their trip to Philadelphia and Washington DC. The students had a wonderful time in Philadelphia as they had the opportunity to see many historic sights including the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, the U.S. Mint and the National Constitution Center. At each of the sites, some students presented sections from their research papers prepared in Mr. Oestreicher's History class. They also visited the synagogue, Congregation Mikveh Israel where the students enjoyed a visit from the Rabbi. He shared with the students numerous stories of the earlier years in American history according to a Jewish perspective.
After an extended visit in Delaware, the students arrived in Washington D.C. The following day the students went to the Holocaust Memorial Museum where they connected to their Jewish past in this most moving and powerful museum. Afterwards, the students went to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. Due to the weather, we returned back home but not before stopping off again at the infamous rest stop where many students and even a teacher purchased a Delaware sweatshirt to help in remembering this unusual trip. The students learned that although things didn't run exactly as planned, sometimes in life, we must make the best of the situation presented to us and appreciate what we do have in our lives.