Wednesday, November 20, 2013

A Day in the Life: San Mateo Erdkinder's visit to the Legion of Honor

The ErdKinder's Visit to the Legion of Honor

Last Friday, the EK class traveled to San Francisco to visit the Legion of Honor.

We met with our docent who gave us a tour of the classical antiquities, including Syrian and Greek pottery. As we have studied the Greeks this year, we recognized much of the symbolism and art in these pieces.  Afterwards, we went upstairs and visited the Medieval through Renaissance Galleries.

The Medieval galleries were very exciting as we recognized a lot of the images and ideas about life, death, Catholicism, heraldry and aspects of daily life described in our current literature book set in 1290, the Middle Ages. The book is called Catherine Called Birdy, by Karen Cushman.

Since we couldn't take photos in the galleries, here is a picture of us enjoying our lunch break! We ate a very good lunch in the museum café.

Thank you to Emily's mom and dad, Richard Hom and Laurel Mousseau for driving!

The EK Class

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