Field Trip Spotlight: Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

On Jan. 21, the third grade traveled to the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center to explore Charlottesville's, Virginia's, and the nation's culture and history. 

While there, the class learned more about emancipation, women in history, and a variety of other topics through permanent installations such as "Pride Overcomes Prejudice," and the latest exhibition, "Robert Shetterly: Portraits, A Place Fit for Women," which features portraits of influential women throughout history. 

"In third grade social studies, we focus on exploring multiple perspectives and the importance of storytelling," said Grade 3 teacher Andrea Corbin.    

Students were able to learn more about and experience both of these things at the center through the exhibitions and a scavenger hunt in which they used the displays of statistics, maps, and documents to locate answers.

Special thanks to the third grade team, as well as everyone at the Heritage Center for hosting our students!