Each fall, Grades 7 and 8 take a trip into the past, traveling either to Boston or to Gettysburg. In preparation for the annual trips, students learn about key locations and players during the Revolutionary or Civil War eras.

When students step onto the streets of Boston or the battlefields at Gettysburg, history springs to life. In Boston, students walk along the Freedom Trail, which includes stops at Old North Church and Paul Revere’s home. They also travel to Plymouth and Concord, where “the shot heard round the world” was fired.

In Gettysburg, students explore the major battle fields of the bloody three-day clash. They climb boulders in Devil’s Den and race up the slope of Little Round Top. Finally, they reenact Pickett’s Charge, the fatal Confederate rush on entrenched Federal troops.

Gettysburg 2013