Lynn Classical and Global Trade
Lynn Classical English language learning students learned to make connections between historic and modern global trade by partnering with Essex Heritage and Salem Maritime National Historic Site. Education Specialists from these organizations met with several classes of English Language Learners at Lynn Classical High School and then welcomed 25 of these students to Salem Maritime National Historic Site to encourage learning in “place.”
Participating students have been in the United States for three years or less and hail from East and West Africa, Central and South America, Southeast Asia, Nepal, and Iraq. The educators helped students connect their own international backgrounds to the topic of global trade by having them explore trade goods from around the world and by tying the story of historic trade based in Salem to enduring economic forces that persist today. Students braved freezing temperatures to experience sailor life aboard the replica tall ship, Friendship, during their visit and saw how the Custom House and Public Stores sites can shed light on both historic and modern forces of globalization.
The students’ teacher, Russ Waldron, participated in the Park for Every Classroom teacher professional development program, offered jointly by Salem Maritime and Essex Heritage. His students created projects based on their learning to display at an Open House night at their school.
Please view news articles about this project in the Lynn Journal.