Q&A about Sixth Floor Museum Field Trip

Sixth Floor Museum Field Trip - MCH UT Charter School

Students at the MCH Charter School on the Waco campus recently went on a field trip to the Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas, Texas. The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza chronicles the assassination and legacy of President John F. Kennedy. The museum is located on the sixth and seventh floors of the Texas School Book Depository. The exhibit features films, photographs and artifacts of President Kennedy’s life, death and legacy.

Don Grisham, social studies teacher, planned the field trip for his students. We caught up with him to learn more.

Q: Why did you choose this museum?
A: When I was a kid, my dad gave me several articles on the conspiracy theories and I developed a real interest. Today, as a teacher, I lecture about the events to my students on or around the anniversary date. The students expressed a desire to visit the museum, so the field trip was planned.

Q: How do you feel this opportunity has benefited the students?
A: It gave them an opportunity to see, touch and walk around the area that we studied. It brought history to life for them. They saw the sixth floor window and grassy knoll. For many students, it was the first museum they had visited. Field trips make learning fun.

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