5th Grade GT Students Field Trip

5th Grade GT Students Field Trip
5th Grade GT Students Field Trip

Fifth grade GT students from Herrera Elementary school, in Cheryl Bennett’s class went on a field trip Sat., Nov. 14th to extend their study about historical places in El Paso.  They are doing a project that incorporates all subjects to learn more about El Paso.  They first went to UTEP to the museums garden where it has plants and trees that are indigenous to this area.  They learned about the different departments at UTEP as well.  Next, they drove through the historic district off Porfirio Diaz to see the age and history of the area.  The homes do not have the same design as the newer homes.  They made their way through the Concordia Cemetery using a map and learned about the names of families that were in El Paso and learned about the different cultures and religions that have made history in our area.  They went across the street to L&J Café for lunch realizing that the restaurant has history itself since it has been here since 1927.  The next stop was Rosa’s Cantina where the singer, Marty Robbins wrote the song, Down in the West Texas Town of El Paso (a lyrical poem).  They enjoyed themselves and have something to add to their project that is due at the end of March. Hopefully Ft. Bliss and the Magoffin Home will be our next field trip!