Our 3 PK1 classes went to Chicano Park located beneath the San Diego-Coronado Bridge, in Barrio Logan. The park is home to the country’s largest collection of 72 outdoor graffiti, as well as various sculptures, earthworks, and an architectural piece dedicated to the cultural heritage of the community. Before the field trip, our students had a class museum experience: they created art pieces à la manière de Frida Kahlo and studied details of the various murals. In the park, they were divided in small groups and armed with pictures; they did a clue hunt to locate the details of their pictures in the park graffiti.
To complete their trip into the Chicano culture, our students, staff and parents volunteers had a “concha” from a panaderia for snack and stopped by Old Town for a tortilla making demonstration and typical Mexican lunch.