In October, eighth graders participate in three day trips that complement the students’ Modern World Cultures (MWC) class and focus on the topics of immigration, culture, and community. Fay partners with local artists, historical societies, reenactors, and community organizations to develop students’ understanding of how societies and cultures evolved around the world as the colonial era ended.
Students visit the Tsongas Historical Center, explore cultural landmarks in Lawrence, Massachusetts, meet with American Revolutionary War reenactors, and participate in a workshop with local poet and activist Dariana Guerrero. Students also connect their history studies to the arts with a visit to El Taller in Lawrence, where they learn how immigrants have fueled creativity in their communities through literacy, art, and community gatherings.
Monday: American Revolution Reenactors & Daraiaan Guerrero (on-campus)
Tuesday: Tsongas Historical Center
Wednesday: Lawrence Heritage Park, El Taller Community Arts Cafe, and the Essex Arts Center