Senior English Elective Visits Harlem and Other Distinctive New York City Neighborhoods
This past Saturday, twenty-four emma girls enrolled in the two sections of the english elective New York Texts got up early to board a bus to NYC. The group left around seven in the morning and returned shortly before ten p.m. While there, the group first took a walking tour of Harlem to see the sights they had read about and studied in class. The tour guide was very informative and students and teachers alike (Ms.McNamara and Ms.McClellan) enjoyed the experience. Then, the students, who were in groups of four each with their own neighborhood to study, headed off separately to the subway. Some neighborhoods included Morningside Heights, Wall Street, the West Village, and the Lower East Side. While in their neighborhoods, students visited historical sights, examined themes of their areas, interviewed residents, and ate in local restaurants and shops. When they return to class, the students will work on presenting a walking tour of their area to the class which will include information gathered from interviews and pictures of the places visited. Although some students had a little trouble with the subway, over all the trip went very smoothly and the students had lots of fun on a beautiful day while gaining valuable knowledge for their projects.