Museums and Making Memories

Greeted by the cool morning air, we began our day walking, waiting at crosswalks, catching the Yellow Circulator bus, then walking again to the Supreme Court. Unfortunately because the Court was in session, we were not permitted entrance into the actual courtroom, but we took in the grandeur and history of America’s “Temple of Justice” which was erected during the Great Depression and completed in 1935.

Above the Supreme Court building entrance the inscription reads, “Equal Justice Under Law.” Our next stop challenged precisely that ideal.  To whom does equal justice under the law apply? At the African American Museum of History and Culture, our students traveled back in time to the 1400’s when the Atlantic slave trade began, walked through a Jim Crow era segregated rail car, and even learned about the Central Florida town of Eatonville, the first incorporated African-American city in the United States.

After a picnic lunch, we visited the Ford’s Theater to see with our very own eyes the presidential box in which Abraham Lincoln was shot by Confederate sympathizer, John Wilkes Booth.  We heard the story of how that infamous day unfolded and how several days later, the great manhunt for Booth culminated in a shoot out and a barn on fire!

Each chaperone group strolled through Chinatown to choose their dinner fare, whether Indian cuisine, Peruvian food, or good ol’ burgers. Back at the hotel, our sixth graders enjoyed a little friendly competition around the game tables before heading off to bed.

Another day is done for our sixth grade Geneva Knights in Washington DC. A day full of history, curiosity, exploring, pondering, and waiting at crosswalks…

by Michelle Seneff, parent blogger

 

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November 30, 2020
  • US Schedule A

    Date: November 30, 2020 - November 30, 2020
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • Moms In Prayer

    Date: November 30, 2020 - November 30, 2020
    Time: 8:15 am- 9:15 am
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  • LSC Chapel

    Date: November 30, 2020 - November 30, 2020
    Time: 8:25 am- 8:42 am
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  • Boys varsity soccer home game vs Mount Dora

    Date: November 30, 2020 - November 30, 2020
    Time: 5:00 pm- 7:00 pm
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  • 5/6 Grade Girls Basketball Game vs. St. Luke's

    Date: November 30, 2020 - November 30, 2020
    Time: 5:45 pm- 6:45 pm
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  • 5/6 Grade Boys Basketball Game vs. Circle Christian

    Date: November 30, 2020 - November 30, 2020
    Time: 6:30 pm- 7:30 pm
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December 1, 2020
  • US Schedule B

    Date: December 1, 2020 - December 1, 2020
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • 1st Gr - Jimmy Sawgrass

    Date: December 1, 2020 - December 1, 2020
    Time: 9:00 am- 12:00 pm
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  • French Club Meeting

    Date: December 1, 2020 - December 1, 2020
    Time: 12:40 pm- 1:15 pm
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  • MS Girls Basketball Away Game vs. Forest Lake

    Date: December 1, 2020 - December 1, 2020
    Time: 4:00 pm- 4:30 pm
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  • MS Boys Basketball Away Game vs. Forest Lake

    Date: December 1, 2020 - December 1, 2020
    Time: 5:00 pm- 6:00 pm
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December 2, 2020
  • US Schedule C

    Date: December 2, 2020 - December 2, 2020
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • 2nd Grade Moms Coffee and Ornament Swap

    Date: December 2, 2020 - December 2, 2020
    Time: 8:30 am- 10:00 am
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  • USC Chapel (Advent)

    Date: December 2, 2020 - December 2, 2020
    Time: 9:35 am- 10:20 am
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  • JV Boys Basketball Home Game vs. Crooms

    Date: December 2, 2020 - December 2, 2020
    Time: 5:30 pm- 6:30 pm
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  • Varsity Boys Basketball Home Game vs. Crooms

    Date: December 2, 2020 - December 2, 2020
    Time: 6:30 pm- 7:30 pm
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December 3, 2020
  • US Schedule D

    Date: December 3, 2020 - December 3, 2020
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • MS Girls Basketball Home Game vs. Kingsway

    Date: December 3, 2020 - December 3, 2020
    Time: 4:00 pm- 5:00 pm
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  • Girls Varsity Soccer Away Game vs. Orangewood

    Date: December 3, 2020 - December 3, 2020
    Time: 5:00 pm- 7:00 pm
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  • MS Boys Basketball Home Game vs. Kingsway

    Date: December 3, 2020 - December 3, 2020
    Time: 5:00 pm- 6:00 pm
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  • K4 PKO - Christmas BBQ

    Date: December 3, 2020 - December 3, 2020
    Time: 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm
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  • 4th Gr - Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

    Date: December 3, 2020 - December 3, 2020
    Time: 7:00 pm- 10:00 pm
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  • Boys Varsity Soccer Away Game vs. Orangewood

    Date: December 3, 2020 - December 3, 2020
    Time: 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm
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December 4, 2020
  • US Schedule E

    Date: December 4, 2020 - December 4, 2020
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • Fathers Watch

    Date: December 4, 2020 - December 4, 2020
    Time: 6:30 am- 7:30 am
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  • K - Countdown to Christmas

    Date: December 4, 2020 - December 4, 2020
    Time: 8:30 am- 2:00 pm
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November 30, 2020
  • US Schedule A

    Date: November 30, 2020 - November 30, 2020
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • Moms In Prayer

    Date: November 30, 2020 - November 30, 2020
    Time: 8:15 am- 9:15 am
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  • LSC Chapel

    Date: November 30, 2020 - November 30, 2020
    Time: 8:25 am- 8:42 am
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  • Boys varsity soccer home game vs Mount Dora

    Date: November 30, 2020 - November 30, 2020
    Time: 5:00 pm- 7:00 pm
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  • 5/6 Grade Girls Basketball Game vs. St. Luke's

    Date: November 30, 2020 - November 30, 2020
    Time: 5:45 pm- 6:45 pm
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  • 5/6 Grade Boys Basketball Game vs. Circle Christian

    Date: November 30, 2020 - November 30, 2020
    Time: 6:30 pm- 7:30 pm
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December 1, 2020
  • US Schedule B

    Date: December 1, 2020 - December 1, 2020
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • 1st Gr - Jimmy Sawgrass

    Date: December 1, 2020 - December 1, 2020
    Time: 9:00 am- 12:00 pm
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  • French Club Meeting

    Date: December 1, 2020 - December 1, 2020
    Time: 12:40 pm- 1:15 pm
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  • MS Girls Basketball Away Game vs. Forest Lake

    Date: December 1, 2020 - December 1, 2020
    Time: 4:00 pm- 4:30 pm
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  • MS Boys Basketball Away Game vs. Forest Lake

    Date: December 1, 2020 - December 1, 2020
    Time: 5:00 pm- 6:00 pm
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December 2, 2020
  • US Schedule C

    Date: December 2, 2020 - December 2, 2020
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • 2nd Grade Moms Coffee and Ornament Swap

    Date: December 2, 2020 - December 2, 2020
    Time: 8:30 am- 10:00 am
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  • USC Chapel (Advent)

    Date: December 2, 2020 - December 2, 2020
    Time: 9:35 am- 10:20 am
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  • JV Boys Basketball Home Game vs. Crooms

    Date: December 2, 2020 - December 2, 2020
    Time: 5:30 pm- 6:30 pm
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  • Varsity Boys Basketball Home Game vs. Crooms

    Date: December 2, 2020 - December 2, 2020
    Time: 6:30 pm- 7:30 pm
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December 3, 2020
  • US Schedule D

    Date: December 3, 2020 - December 3, 2020
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • MS Girls Basketball Home Game vs. Kingsway

    Date: December 3, 2020 - December 3, 2020
    Time: 4:00 pm- 5:00 pm
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  • Girls Varsity Soccer Away Game vs. Orangewood

    Date: December 3, 2020 - December 3, 2020
    Time: 5:00 pm- 7:00 pm
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  • MS Boys Basketball Home Game vs. Kingsway

    Date: December 3, 2020 - December 3, 2020
    Time: 5:00 pm- 6:00 pm
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  • K4 PKO - Christmas BBQ

    Date: December 3, 2020 - December 3, 2020
    Time: 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm
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  • 4th Gr - Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

    Date: December 3, 2020 - December 3, 2020
    Time: 7:00 pm- 10:00 pm
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  • Boys Varsity Soccer Away Game vs. Orangewood

    Date: December 3, 2020 - December 3, 2020
    Time: 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm
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December 4, 2020
  • US Schedule E

    Date: December 4, 2020 - December 4, 2020
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • Fathers Watch

    Date: December 4, 2020 - December 4, 2020
    Time: 6:30 am- 7:30 am
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  • K - Countdown to Christmas

    Date: December 4, 2020 - December 4, 2020
    Time: 8:30 am- 2:00 pm
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