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Highway 1

July 11, 2017

Filed Under: California Dreamin’, Toronto District School Board, Travel Blog,

As we started our morning in Watsonville, we drove along Coastal Highway 1 to journey our way into San Luis Obispo. On our way we stopped at a lookout where we saw elephant sea lions soaking in the Californian sunshine….

Hello from France!

July 11, 2017

Filed Under: French Connection, Toronto District School Board, Travel Blog,

What a day! What started as a fun visit to areas such as the Latin Quarter and Sainte-Chapelle ended up with everyone drenched in their clothes due to the pouring rain.     After learning about some of the archaeology…

Getting a Closer Look at Steinbeck

July 11, 2017

Filed Under: California Dreamin’, Toronto District School Board, Travel Blog,

Today was a very educational and exciting day! We started off the trip with driving to Salinas California where we visited and got a tour of the National Steinbeck Museum, which taught us a lot about John Steinbeck, the author…

Starting the Trek down the Coast

July 11, 2017

Filed Under: California Dreamin’, Toronto District School Board, Travel Blog,

Today, we left San Francisco and the group travelled to Google in the morning where we walked among life sized emojis! We then had lunch and free time to explore the boardwalk in sunny Santa Cruz. At the end of…

CAEN the world be peaceful?

July 10, 2017

Filed Under: French Connection, Toronto District School Board, Travel Blog,

Today, we went to Caen Memorial, watched the D-Day film and traveled to the Old City. The Caen Memorial displayed the world before 1945 and the world after 1945. The Memorial taught everyone about what happened during and what were…

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love

July 7, 2017

Filed Under: California Dreamin’, Toronto District School Board, Travel Blog,

Yesterday we travelled to San Francisco to visit Haight Ashbury and the Golden Gate Park. After an session of Shakespearean acting with our tour guide, Sarah, we travelled to Haight Ashbury. Haight Ashbury is the location of the summer of love…

Listening to the Beat of San Francisco

July 6, 2017

Filed Under: California Dreamin’, Toronto District School Board, Travel Blog,

After breakfast, we went straight into presenting our Grapes of Wrath seminars then enjoyed some lunch at or around the Berkeley campus.    After that, we visited the Beat Museum where we learned more about the Beat Generation and how…

Connections to themes and literary lenses

July 6, 2017

Filed Under: California Dreamin’, Toronto District School Board, Travel Blog,

On July 3rd, we started the day by working on our Grapes of Wrath seminars, looking for connections to themes and literary lenses.    We also were given free time at lunch to tour the Berkeley campus to shop and…

Our First Day on the Road

July 6, 2017

Filed Under: California Dreamin’, Toronto District School Board, Travel Blog,

The adventure began as we boarded the plane and flew to beautiful San Francisco! It was a great chance to catch up on some sleep and meet our new classmates sitting near by. Then, we arrived at Berkeley University and…

Journey through the catacombs

July 29, 2016

Filed Under: French Connection, Toronto District School Board, Travel Blog,

Arrête! C’est ici l’empire de la Mort. These words greeted students as they embarked on their journey through the catacombs. The catacombs, also known as the ossuaries of Paris, were put into use after an overflow of corpses in local…