Highlights of the remainder of the grade 8 trip included taking in the artwork at the American Visionary Art Museum, playing basketball at the Global Village retreat center, discussing real-world situations in Guatemala and Mozambique, walking by the set of America Ninja Warrior which filmed live in Baltimore this weekend, making our own fire to cook our own dinner during our stay at Thailand House, visiting Antietam National Battlefield, and dinner and dessert at Houlihan’s in Hershey.
After taking a fire-making workshop and spending their budget at the simulated market, students hiked down to the Global Village to spend the night in Thailand. They were only allowed to bring a sleeping bag, a water bottle, a flashlight, and one luxury item. They also had to take care of a simulated infant (a water balloon) and cook two meals with what they purchased at the market.
The eighth graders felt a significant sense of accomplishment for persevering through challenging circumstances--cold rain, paltry meals, no running water, and an uncomfortable wood floor for sleeping. They are excited to share our Global Village experience with everyone back home.
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