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Lodi Academy takes a Southern California History Trip

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Posted: Thursday, December 26, 2013 12:31 pm

Lodi Academy takes a Southern California History Trip

In November 46 juniors and seniors along with 4 teachers from Lodi Academy went on a Southern California History Trip lead by our history teacher Tom Larsen.

The 3-day trip started with an early morning bus ride to Simi Valley California where they toured the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. The group was split into small groups and Museum Docents led the students giving thorough explanations of the museum's exhibits. The next morning they traveled on to West Los Angeles and the Museum of Tolerance where museum docents guided them through the various experiences. In the afternoon they toured the Richard Nixon Presidential Library lead by docents in Yorba Linda California. On Monday evening for fun the group attended Medieval Times Dinner Theater in Buena Park where they witnessed actors in costume, on horse back demonstrating jousting, and sword fighting.

Many students when asked to describe the tour said it was: “Most Amazing, Awesome, and Unforgettable Historical Adventure.” Their favorite activity was the Medieval Times Dinner Theater but the activity that stood out in their memory as educationally stimulating and thought provoking was the Museum of Tolerance.

This trip is conducted every other year opposite the two week history tour which takes our junior and senior students to Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Lancaster, Gettysburg and Washington D.C. In this short, somewhat local West Coast trip to the Presidential Libraries and the Museum of Tolerance, students get to connect classroom lessons with primary sources that are valuable and authoritative. Experiences like this capture student attention and interest in American History in important and unexpected ways.

 Tom Larsen teaches U.S. history, A.P. U.S.history and U.S. Government at Lodi Academy and submitted this article about their biannual History Trip from November 17 - 19 to southern California. 

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