Learning Outside the Classroom

On May 1st the eighth grade took a trip to Smith and Mount Holyoke Colleges.

Students Playing Indonesian Gamelan Music

In the morning, the groups attended a workshop at Smith where they got the chance to play traditional Indonesian Gamelan music.

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They got a chance to try different traditional instruments and receive instruction from Smith’s Gamelan professor.
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This experience is part of their world music studies.
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In the afternoon the students continued to Mount Holyoke for a museum visit to the Chinese exhibition and the meditative Japanese tea house as part of their history course.
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