On a beautiful fall Tuesday, Kane Ito, John Rong and Jacky Wang traveled back in time and visited Colonial Boston of the 1770's. To augment the class’s study of this period of American History, we spent the day learning about Colonial Boston and the events that led to the American Revolution with a guided tour on The Freedom Trail. Starting on the Boston Common, we learned about the independent spirit of the early Bostonians. Then visited the gravesite of a number of the Boston patriots: Paul Revere, John Hancock, Samuel Adams and the victims of the Boston Massacre. Students stood in the shadow of the Old South Meeting House, where the Sons of Liberty met before boarding the ships in Boston Harbor and dumping tons of tea into the water.
Our tour ended at Faneuil Hall. Here the boys learned how to pass as true Bostonians by correctly answering the question, “Where does the bug fly?” After lunch, we headed out of town following the hoofbeats of Paul Revere and William Dawes towards Concord and The Old North Bridge, the site of “the shot heard ‘round the world.”
“My favorite part of the day was to feel the city of Boston. It was fun to tour with my classmates and teacher, go to different places in Boston and learn a lot. The last stop in Old North Bridge was very cool too.” —Kane Ito