Prague Spring

 
 

Spring 2017 Trip to Prague!

 

Prague Spring 2017 Trip Registration Open!

 

Television production teacher Ted Garland and history teacher and department head Kerry Dunne wil be leading this year's trip to Prague and Berlin, with a one day stop in Dresden, from April 16-25.  The history and culture focused trip will allow students the experience of student/teacher led and designed travel-- without a guide-- exploring landmarks, neighborhoods, and historic sites.  Students in grades 10,11, and 12 are encouraged to apply.  For further information or to ask questions, please contact Kerry Dunne (dunnek@my.weston.org) or Ted Garland (garlandt@my.weston.org).  

Click here to download the information packet and application or click on this link to view as a google doc.

Applications are due December 15, 2016

 

WHS on the 2013 Prague Spring trip

Prague Spring 2010-2011

 Seven students traveled to Amsterdam, Prague and Berlin from April 14-22, 2011

  

Prior to leaving, they learned about the places they visted, and explored the 20th Century History of WWII, the Cold War, and the collapse of Soviet control of Eastern Europe. There were readings, discussion and films, and students engaged in developing projects they completed upon return to Weston.

 

Among the places we visited are the Anne Frank House, the Dutch Resistance Museum, Radio Free Europe, Terezin concentration camp, the German Resistance Museum, the Museum of the DDR, and the Berlin Wall. Students used iPads to navigate the cities, communicate, and work on their projects.

 

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Overview of the Program
This program is part of Weston High School’s effort to build global awareness as an essential 21st century skill for our students. To that end, this program will promote the following:
 
1. Seeing oneself as within a global context by multiple means, including identifying how and why individual actions may have an impact on a community, country, other nations and the planet. 
2. Studying and experiencing in cultural context multiple languages.
3. Connecting classroom material to a global context.
4. Considering ideas that are different from one’s own. 
5. Making meaningful connections with others.
6. Balancing common and individual goals. 
 
Expectations
Students selected to participate in this program are expected to commit to the following:
Attend a series of 5-8 after-school seminars (generally about 2 hours long each), developed to prepare the student with an understanding of key aspects of the historical and cultural contexts for the sites we will visit. Central to the context will be events tied to the Holocaust and to the fall of the Berlin Wall. 
Complete about 20-30 minutes related reading and written assignments prior to travel in April.
Develop a summative assessment project with the assistance of the participating members of the Weston High School faculty and complete the project within two weeks after our return.
 
Seminar
1. Introduction; Amsterdam, Prague, and Berlin
2. World War I
3. World War II
4. The Holocaust
5. Post-World War II
6. The Cold War 
7. 1989 and the Fall of the Berlin Wall
8. Preparation for the Trip
 
 
   

 

 

 

 
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