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Catalog of Lessons by Category > Out-of-Class Experiences > History 2017-10-04T02:07:29+00:00
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My American History class is unique and engaging. Not only do we read the lessons from a textbook, but my teacher opens up our minds to the culture of the time periods we study. While we were studying the 18th century in America, my teacher took our class to the Metropolitan Museum of Art to see the exhibits in the American Wing. I was fascinated by this idea, and it was so interesting to step into the American Wing with my notebook, admiring the architecture and design in the homes that are on display in this wing. This was an experience that enabled me to put myself into the time period and open up my mind to see how people were living during this time. I was motivated to keep learning about 18th century life and I was eager to go back to the Met and explore more! Going to the Metropolitan Museum of Art has helped me connect with history by being a part of it.
 
 
In my History class our teacher of “U.S. Ladies” (a class about women in the history of America from Native Americans to nowadays) took us out to her house to experience life at the colonial times for woman. We went down there by car at 7 o’clock at night and we had several workshops to complete: make fire, make butter out of cream, make a candle out of melted wax and finally, cook gingerbread. The butter workshop was very fun to do and it bettered our classmate relationships. Our teacher guided us through all the process and we really enjoyed ourselves. It was entertaining combining also the educative aspect of what we learned; it was the first time of my life school was such fun! It gave me a really strong image of American education.