The fifth-grade had a great time and learned a lot on their overnight trip to Philadelphia. The trip kicked off with a tour of the Benjamin Franklin Museum which explores Franklin’s life and legacy through his character traits: ardent and dutiful, ambitious and rebellious, motivated to improve, curious and full of wonder, and strategic and persuasive. The tour ended outside where a “ghost” of Franklin’s house has been erected. This was a nice transition to the Magic Gardens, where the weather held out so we could explore and eat lunch.
After lunch students were treated to a guided visit to the Audacious Freedom exhibit at the African American Museum. The exhibit features ordinary people who lived in Philadelphia roughly between the Revolutionary War and the American Civil War and dedicated their lives to the extraordinary struggle for freedom.
Dinner in Chinatown at Tom’s Dim Sum was the perfect end to the day before we headed off to spend the night in the Franklin Institute. Enjoy pictures of the trip and some videos from the Work = Force x Distance presentation at the Franklin Institute.