There’s nothing quite like seeing things for yourself. That’s why every grade at Moses Brown has multiple age-appropriate travel and immersion experiences, bringing our classrooms to the world and the world to our classrooms.
During a study of the whaling industry in the 19th century, children travel to the New Bedford Whaling Museum to examine artifacts and primary sources. While learning about the first Thanksgiving celebrated by the Puritans and the Wampanoag, they travel to Plimoth Plantation to hear from living-history actors and get a sense of the place itself.
After the end of the school year, third graders are eligible to join fourth grade peers on the popular White Mountains hiking trip. This 4-day problem-solving trek is led by Lower School faculty members who work collaboratively with educators from the Appalachian Mountain Club.
The program is designed to promote increased awareness of environmental issues affecting our region, encourage environmental stewardship, and foster healthy risk-taking through team-building and self-reliance exercises. Students form lasting connections and friendships during their overnight stays in somewhat rustic conditions. They become acclimated to the experience at the Highland Center, a roadside lodge in Crawford Notch near Bretton Woods Ski Area. They then venture off to a backcountry hut, where they spend two nights enjoying the simple pleasures of nature and the bountiful meals that the hut “croo” cooks up.
As the children progress through lower school, these trips become longer and more significant, culminating in fifth grade with a study of civil rights that takes them to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Monument in Washington, D.C.
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