AP U.S. History class went on its first field trip
BY MADISON OSBORNE, STAFF WRITER
Last month, the Advanced Placement U.S. History Class (APUSH) traveled to Boston, Mass. to explore the city’s rich history and watch Hamilton live on Broadway.
APUSH is an Advanced Placement (AP) class that covers all U.S. history from the time of Columbus to the present day. This year, the class of five includes Audrey Coleman, Kya Duprey, Madison Osborne, Zachary Parison and Connor Rice.
The idea for the field trip was proposed by the class while learning about Alexander Hamilton as well as the other founding fathers. Ms. Drew, the course’s teacher, took the idea and ran with it, raising more than $800 for the field trip so that the students only had to pay for the Hamilton tickets.
The itinerary for the day consisted of a costumed tour of the Freedom Trail through Boston, highlighting its history with sights like the Boston Massacre and the graveyard with Paul Revere and John Hancock.
“Our costumed tour guide was not only dressed as a colonial man, but talked like one as well!” said Coleman. “He made a lot of jokes and had my attention the whole time.”
Then the group went to the Citizens Bank Opera House to watch the musical Hamilton.
“[It was] AMAZING, and again fun to learn about the people we’ve read about in a different context, really helps history to come alive,” says Ms. Drew.
Lastly, the group finished an exciting day with a fun dinner at Fire and Ice.