8th Graders go to the Autry National Center

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 9:30am to 2:30pm

8th-Grade Students

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

The Autry National Center, formed in 2003 by the merger of the Autry Museum of Western Heritage with the Southwest Museum of the American Indian and the Women of the West Museum, is an intercultural history center dedicated to exploring and sharing the stores, experiences, and perceptions of the diverse peoples of the American West.

California Continued explores the ongoing and interdependent relationship between people and the natural environments of California. In this program, students will learn how ecological, cultural, and social environments are interconnected by examining case studies about environmental dilemmas in California.

The LA RAZA exhibition explores photography's role in articulating the social and political concerns of the Chicano Movement during a pivotal time in the art and history of the United States. Students will work in groups to compare photographs from the exhibition with articles from LA RAZA to understand photography as a powerful tool of social activism.


On Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 8th-grade students will travel to the world-renowned Autry National Center to learn about the relationship between people and their environment, as related to California. They will also experience the important social movement called La Raza through photographs. Students will be departing from La Canada Preparatory at 9:00 a.m. and returning to campus at 2:30 p.m.

Students will need to bring a sack lunch, including snack and drinks, in a clearly labeled disposable bag. Please make sure that you do not order Choice lunch on a field trip day. 

If you would like your child to attend this field trip, please complete the attached Field Trip Permission form no later than Wednesday, October 11, 2017.