8th Graders Go to the Autry Center

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 9:00am to 1:15pm

8th-Grade Students
California’s First People
Wednesday, December 9, 2015

The Autry National Center, formed in 2003 by the merger of the Autry Museum of Western Heritage with the Southwest Museum of the American Indian and the Women of the West Museum, is an intercultural history center dedicated to exploring and sharing the stories, experiences, and perceptions of the diverse peoples of the American West.

Empire and Liberty: The Civil War and the West
In this program, students will participate in a teacher-guided discussions and group activities to examine issues of freedom by looking at people in the West from various backgrounds who were affected by the Civil War, including African Americans, Native Americans, women, European Americans, and Americans of Spanish and Mexican descent.

On Wednesday, December 9, 2015, eighth-grade students will travel to the world-renowned Autry National Center to learn about how the Civil War was more than a clash between the North and South; it was part of a history of debate over how America would expand, and who, within that expanding nation, might claim freedom. Students will be departing from La Canada Preparatory at 9:00 a.m. and returning to campus at 1:15 p.m. 

Students will need to bring a sack lunch, including snack and drinks, in a clearly labeled disposable bag. Please make sure that you do not order Freshlunches on a field trip day.

If you would like your child to attend this field trip, please complete the attached Field Trip Permission form no later than Wednesday, November 18, 2015.