April 3rd, 2014

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 We’ve had the privilege of two museum field trips during the last few weeks while preparing to create our own museum about the history of Illinois. Our first museum field trip was to the Elgin Historical Museum . We learned about how settlers arrived in covered wagons, how was life in a single-room log cabin, how the Elgin Watch Company started, and observed topographical maps of Elgin. / Tuvimos el privilegio de ir a paseo a dos museos mientras preparamos nuestro propio museo sobre la historia de Illinois. En el primer paseo fuimos a Elgin Historical Museum. Aprendimos sobre la vida de los pioneros que llegaron en carretas entoldadas, sobre la vida en una cabaña de troncos, sobre el principio del Elgin Watch Company, y observamos unos mapas topográficos de Elgin.

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 Our second museum field trip was to Springfield, Illinois. We left at 5am and returned to school at 10pm!! The students had a blast and were exhausted on the bus ride home. During our 8 hours in Springfield, we visited Lincoln’s tomb, the old capitol building, the new capitol building, the Abraham Lincoln Museum, and  Lincoln’s home. Below we are pictured at Lincoln’s Tomb. / En el segundo paseo fuimos a Springfield, Illinois. ¡Salimos a las 5am y regresamos a las 10pm! Los estudiantes se diviertieron mucho y fueron exhaustos al final. Durante los 8 horas en Springfield, visitamos a la tomba de Lincoln, el edificio de la capital vieja, el edificio de la capital nueva, el museo de Lincoln, y la casa de Lincoln. En la foto abajo, estamos enfrente de la tomba de Lincoln.

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