In Fifth Grade, students travel to various locations in the San Francisco Bay area, including China Town and the MCA Point Bonita. Traveling to China Town offers our fifth graders an opportunity to apply their knowledge of the Chinese culture, both historically and philosophically. At Point Bonita, students learn to become active stewards of the environment within their own communities by understanding the cause and effect relationship of choice and impact in the natural world.
Sustainability is explored from a different angle as Tesseract’s Sixth Grade travels to the headquarters of Heifer International. Students learn about global resources and sustainability through farming. They learn the complete process required to bring different types of food to the dinner table, and the worldwide connection to different sources of food. Students better appreciate the lives they lead by understanding the process of food cultivation and distribution on a global level.
The Seventh and Eighth grade students travel to Philadelphia, Washington D.C. and Colonial Williamsburg to visit and explore key historical landmarks from the 17th century colonial times throughout the Independence period to the modern era. Sites visited include Independence Hall, the National Archives, the recently opened Smithsonian Museum of African American History, the Washington Mall, the Supreme Court and Congress. This itinerary supports the American government, history and humanities curriculum.