"Meet Me At The Fair": More Details About Form I's Forest Park Field Trip
What do the Forest Park fish hatchery, data collection, and the Missouri History Museum have in common? Hmm...
They are all components of the Form I field trip to Forest Park on Oct. 28. After spending a morning on the south side of the park, in the afternoon we will tour the St. Louis World's Fair exhibit at the Missouri History Museum. The students will be sent on a hunt for information about six components of the exhibit: architectural design and construction; photographers; manufacturing displays; souvenirs and keepsakes; the Olympic games; and, of course, its amusements. After they have gathered their information, they will be asked to assume the role of a person in 1904 (perhaps an architect, perhaps a photographer, or perhaps just a fairgoer) and write a first person account of his experience of the World's Fair. As we leave the museum, our bus drivers will wind their way through the park so that we can visit some of the sites from the Fair that still stand in the Park.
This experience will allow our young men to examine artifacts and primary source documents, to take notes that highlight specific details about the exhibits, and to draw conclusions about these items based upon the evidence. In addition, it provides them with the opportunity to learn about their community and the history of their City. And what's more, it's also a great deal of fun!
Finally, I am so pleased that I have been able to collaborate with Mr. Bander on this trip. This multi-dimensional experience has allowed to provide our students with a cross-curricular learning opportunity.
Mrs. Judy Mohan
English Department Faculty Member
For further details about the trip and a permission form to sign, please see our prior post.