Sixth and seventh grade students at Blackfoot's new Summit Middle School enjoyed a field trip to Salt Lake City (SLC) this month to study architecture. The field trip was not paid for by Blackfoot School District 55 but was funded, instead, by donors who chose to remain anonymous.
Summit Middle School opened this fall on the top floor of the Blackfoot School District Office as a non-traditional school geared around "project-based learning."
The trip started early about 6:30 a.m. as 19 students, four parents, and teachers Garth Carlson and Amy Wren piled into a bus and hit the road.
The group visited the Utah Museum of Natural History, SLC Public Library, Temple Square, Cathedral of the Madeleine and the Festival of Trees.
Carlson said the trip was a great way to teach kids about the various aspects of architecture.
"The kids were able to actually see some of the styles of architecture that they have been reading about, such as Romanesque Revival
and French architecture," Carlson said.
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