Yesterday I took a group of 40 government students to the Minnesota state capitol. We were there not only to tour the building and get a sense of how the state government runs, but we were also to observe a political rally garnering support for non-public schools.
Because of the bad weather all over the Twin Cities that day, very few of the other schools scheduled to come to the rally arrived. This opened up the opportunity for one of our own – Adrianna B – to play a short, impromptu piano concert as people arrived to the rally. Other highlights of our day:
- we loved the tour guide, he persisted in asking everyone their opinions of America and its foreign policy;
- several students accidentally met Governor Mark Dayton before he was preparing to speak at the rally;
- we ran into Representative Gauthier at lunch, who spoke to our classes not two weeks ago; and of course,
- we got our picture all together in front of the capitol building
-Ms. Redding, Social Studies