Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Class Field Trip! Youth Museum

Yesterday Josh had a class field trip to the Cobb Youth Museum and I was fortunate enough to be the only parent chaperone.


Josh has been studying the Revolutionary War in school and this “museum” covers all the areas that he studied.

I hesitate to call it a museum, because it’s really more of a “Living Museum” or “Performing Arts” museum.


The day started with a brief puppet show about Ben Franklin.



It was cute and the kids liked it. It covered some of the events in Ben Franklin’s life along with some of his inventions.

After the puppet show, the museum came to life – quite literally!

The docents all dress in period costumes and tell a story about what was going on in America during the Pre-Revolution, Revolution and post Revolution.

But the coolest thing is the kids actually take part in the production as well!  They get to dress up and say lines and help act out history.

I have tons of pictures, but since I don’t have parental permission to post the kids pictures, I’ll only post the pictures of Josh and some of his friends (if I know the parents, then I’ll assume it’s okay to post the picture. If you see your kid posted and want me to take his/her pic down, just email me).

If you have a minute, visit the Website for the Youth Museum and check out the pictures there. It’s very cool!


Docent during the pre-Revolution presentation


One of the teachers, Ms Kennedy.


Docent telling the Revolutionary War Story



Docent telling the Post-Revolution story




Josh’s friend Chance. Josh and Chance kid that they are twins because their personalities are so much alike.



Josh’s friend Grayson. He thinks his hair looks cool like a “surfer” so he’s growing it out. I have similar issues with Josh!

And FINALLY it was Josh’s turn!!! He portrayed one of the delegates and his “speech” was about instilling term limits.


It was a fantastic field trip! One of the best I’ve been on.

Unfortunately, Cobb County is not going to fund this trip next year. We’ve had so many budget cuts the last few years. It’s such a shame field trips like this one are among the things to go. But, totally understand that money needs to be saved so they can pay the teachers. I just wish it didn’t have to be that way!

1 comment:

  1. My son starts the big "k" in August and I'm trying to focus on the positives, like field trips to keep me from getting too depressed about it. lol.

    BTW, I just recently started following your blog & am passing on the Versatile Blogger Award to you. Congrats!

    You can find my post about it here:



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