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Seventh Graders Embark on a Visit Through Historic Boston

By: Jen Pokorney, Middle School History Teacher
On the morning of Thursday, April 7, St. Luke’s seventh graders eagerly waited to board the bus that would whisk them up to Boston for a two-day field trip. Once there, students explored the historical significance of the American Revolution, the Civil War, and some of the city’s iconic sites. 

The trip kicked off with a visit to the USS Constitution, a Navy ship that has remained active since the 1790s. Students got a taste of the everyday life of a sailor and even watched the U.S. Coast Guard’s newest graduating class at work. After visiting the ship, the students’ next stop was Fenway Park, the oldest baseball park in America. Then, students traveled to the Freedom Trail, where they were accompanied by a guide who shared American Revolution and Civil War tales throughout the tour, which included stops at schools, bookstores, and churches. From the 54th Massachusetts Memorial to Faneuil Hall Marketplace, students saw many highlights of the American Revolution and Civil War and learned about leaders from both wars. 

On day two of the trip, students journeyed to the New England Aquarium, where they encountered marine life, such as penguins, sea lions, fish, and sea turtles. To conclude the trip, students drove a WWII amphibious boat on the Charles River, while learning more about the Boston/Cambridge area and seeing the city's sights. 

Accompanying me as chaperones on the trip were Middle School History Teacher Sarah Westerberg-Egan, Teaching Fellow Olivea Kieffer, Middle School Math Department Chair Linda Mohr, Physical Education Teacher Pat Raffaele, Middle School Mandarin Teacher Gavin Immer, Upper School Music Department Chair Dale Griffa, and Assistant Head of Middle School Mark Chuhta.

For additional photos from the Boston trip, click here.
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