Experiential Learning Trip

With a goal of experiencing new things and visiting a historical city, our 7th and 8th graders recently left on a “Georgia and Savannah On My Mind” class trip. On the bus were students, parents, and school staff.

The first stop was Savannah. Students studied this city and discovered that it was one of the few southern cities that survived the Civil War. They saw homes and businesses that still stood from the pre-Civil War era. They also enjoyed some Southern hospitality at Paula Deen’s restaurant.

The Martin Luther King National Historic Site in Atlanta was the second stop. Critical components in the interpretation of the life of Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy as a leader of the American Civil Rights Movement were seen. The students had previously learned about this leader, and his life became more real through the visit.

A day of fun was also scheduled, going white water rafting and visiting the World of Coca Cola and Stone Mountain. Everyone enjoyed the trip and experienced another first on the way back—exhausted students asleep on the bus! The sound of silence was golden after a very successful trip.