7th Grade Social Studies Department Visits the Past 4

Thao Vy Phan

The 7th Grade Social Studies department has been provided an opportunity to visit the Old Orange County Courthouse in Santa Ana on January 26th.

The group will leave Stacey at 9:00 am and return sometime between 1:30 to 2:00. Along with the free exhibition, the school is provided with free bus transportation, activity guides and curator-led tours. However, due to the lack of space, only 37 are permitted on the trip.The exhibition is called Vietnamese Focus: Generations of Stories. The exhibition showcases snapshots of the Orange County’s Vietnamese American community’s lives before, during and after the war, and their resettlement and current lives in Orange County. The exhibition focuses on primary sources concerning the Vietnamese American culture. It will give students a chance to expand their literacy skills, creative writing, and critical thinking. With all the historical and visual arts, students will be introduced to personal stories and information to expand their knowledge of the experiences of the Vietnamese Americans in Orange County.

The exhibition is free and open to the public if one wishes to visit. February 29, 2016, will be the last day before it ends. It is available Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

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