The 7th Grade Class Goes Sailing

The Age of Exploration is a block in the 7th Grade curriculum and a significant theme for students, on a personal level; it is a time when the students themselves are exploring new frontiers internally and externally as well as their limitations and capacities, much like explorers did in the past.  Our 7th Graders went to the Port of Los Angeles at San Pedro where they embarked on a sailing ship that was very similar to the ones used in the 1700s. They learned nautical terms, hoisted the sails, and even learned a few navigation skills.