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The best way to learn about history is to actually see it in person. On April 26th the 6th grade Social Studies class went on a trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. As part of a guided tour, the students were able to see a number of artifacts that have been incorporated into class discussions on Mesopotamia, Egypt, ancient Greece and their upcoming Rome unit.
The class were able to see Assyrian Lammasii in person, closely examine Egyptian hieroglyphic and Sumerian cuneiform writing, walk into an Egyptian tomb, experience the inside of an Assyrian throne room, see the interior of a restored Roman villa and its magnificent frescos, and study Greek armor. The class also were able to study examples of religious art and architecture from the Renaissance, medieval armor and weapons, and impressionist works by Claude Monet and Vincent Van Gogh to tie into their art curriculum.