8th Graders do to the Skirball Cultural Center

Event Date and Time: 
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 8:15am to 1:30pm

Skirball Cultural Center

8th Graders

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016


Ordinary Objects, Extraordinary stores: Immigration Journey to America

What do contact lenses and a Hanukkah lamp have in common? Or a makeup compact and a Turkish tea set? On this tour students discover how daily objects and ritual artifacts can shed light on the ways immigrant groups become part of the diverse fabric of American culture. Students participate in small-group investigations and dynamic discussions as a way to explore their own identities in relation to family and cultural traditions.

On Tuesday, December 13th, 8th graders will travel to the Skirball Cultural Center for a special program to learn about the roots of diversity in our American culture. Students MUST depart early from La Canada Preparatory at 8:15 a.m. and they will return to the campus at 1:30 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 Choicelunch on a field trip day.

If you would like your child to attend this trip, please complete and return the attached Field Trip Permission form by Monday, November 28th, 2016.