School Year: 
Fourth Grade

Why did some people in America want change? What did people do if their rights were denied? What events made the United States of America an independent nation? What did the Founders believe about government? These questions will guide the fourth graders as they travel to Philadelphia, PA on a four-day overnight. On their trip, they will encounter people, places and events that fueled the movement towards independence from England. They will visit places such as Independence Hall and the Constitution Center and meet with actors portraying Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin. The final product for this expedition is the Broadway musical 1776. Be sure to save the date and invite family and friends to attend on either Thursday, June 14th or Friday, June 15th. You won’t want to miss the 4th grade class perform this award-winning musical!