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Bronxville Fifth Grade Students Hit The Road To Get Hands On History

The Bronxville Elementary School fifth grade class on their field trip to Philadelphia. Photo Credit: Contributed
Bronxville Elementary School fifth-graders who are studying the topics of liberty and its importance in forming the United States had the opportunity to visit historic sites and museums when they took a field trip to Philadelphia. Photo Credit: Contributed

BRONXVILLE, N.Y. – Some lucky Bronxville Elementary School students learned about life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness firsthand during a special field trip to Philadelphia.

As part of their history lessons about “liberty and its importance in forming the United States,” the fifth grade class travelled so the “City of Brotherly Love,” where they took in the sights, visiting several historic locations and museums.

During the three-day weekend field trip, Elementary School Principal Tricia Murray took nearly 150 students on tours of the Benjamin Franklin House and Museum, the National Liberty Museum, National Constitution Center, Independence Hall and Liberty Bell Center.

At each stop on the trip, experts explained and educated the students about the historical significance of each location, including a lesson about the process of signing the Declaration of Independence in the very room it was made official by the Second Continental Congress.

At the National Liberty Museum, they discussed “how famous people who are considered heroes today are standing up for the liberty and human rights of other people in the world. “

According to Murray, the students were then “encouraged to lead by example and live like a hero.”

“They were able to see firsthand, where our founding fathers worked to create our nation,” fifth grade teacher Stephanie Kennedy said. “Overall, the time we spent together helped strengthen our bond as a fifth grade community and created memories that will last a lifetime.”

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