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Register your classroom for a virtual fieldtrip today!  Sessions are offered across K-12 grade levels.  

Interested in a session that is not provided in your classroom’s grade level? Register anyways! Sessions are easy to follow and can be adapted to any grade and classroom. 

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Prepare materials in advance for your classroom to allow students to follow-along to a live presentation or have students observe the workshop demonstration and try the activity later as part of a classroom or at-home activity. 

Fall 2022 Virtual Fieldtrips 

SEPTEMBER 2022 | FIESTAS PATRIAS (GRADES K-12) 

¡Viva México! September 16, 1810, marks the start of Mexico’s quest for independence. Join us to celebrate Mexico’s dynamic history and culture with us! 

♦ Nopal Painting: LA Troka Specialized Workshop 

Do you know the history behind the coat of arms on the Mexican Flag? Join us as we learn how Tenochtitlan became the capital of the Aztec empire and why a prickly pear cactus and eagle are the focal point of the Mexican flag. Not only was the nopal used for food and medicine, but the cochineal insect (cochinilla) that grows on the cactus was used as dye for art. Students will learn about the different parts of the prickly pear cactus and create their own nopal painting!

Classroom Resources: click here!
Register to view on Zoom on Monday, September 12, 2022 at 10am.
Register to view on Zoom on Monday, September 12, 2022 at 1pm.  

♦ Salsa Tricolor: Culinary Workshop

¡Verde, blanco, y rojo! Learn about the vibrant colors of the Mexican flag with a culinary workshop. Students will learn about staple ingredients in Mexican cuisine and will explore how ingredients are used for flavors and aromas. In this hands-on culinary exploration, students will be guided through the steps of making a tri-color salsa to represent the colors of the Mexican flag.

Classroom Resources: click here!
Register to view on Zoom on Monday, September 19, 2022 at 10am.
Register to view on Zoom on Monday, September 19, 2022 at 1pm.  

♦ Tricolor Container Gardening: Edible Teaching Garden Workshop

Have you ever wanted to start your own garden but thought you didn’t have enough space? Join us in discussing alternatives to outdoor gardening and learn how to grow ingredients indoors. Students will explore tomatoes, peppers, onions, and cilantro while learning how to grow these ingredients in a reusable container.

Classroom Resources: click here!
Register to view on Zoom on Monday, September 26, 2022 at 10am.
Register to view on Zoom on Monday, September 26, 2022 at 1pm.  

 

OCTOBER 2022 | DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS (GRADES K-12) 

Shake your bones! Join us in a celebration of life and death. Explore the historical and cultural significance of Day of the Dead traditions.

Mariposas: Specialized Art Workshop 

¡A volar! What is the connection between the monarch butterfly and Day of the Dead? In this specialized art workshop students will explore the history and traditions of Día de los Muertos, while learning about the significance of monarch butterflies during this annual celebration. Students will create their own monarch butterfly in memory of a loved one to place on an altar. 

Classroom Resources: coming soon!
Register to view on Zoom on Monday, October 3, 2022 at 10am.
Register to view on Zoom on Monday, October 3, 2022 at 1pm.  

♦ Hummingbird and Cempasúchil Glass Mosaic: LA Troka Specialized Workshop 

Do you know the story of Huitzilin and Xochitl? Join us as we learn about the origin of the cempasúchil flower and its significance during Day of the Dead celebrations. This guided art workshop will demonstrate the use of mosaics, a unique art form used by Mayan and Aztec cultures to create funerary masks out of jade. Students will create their own hummingbird and cempasúchil “glass” mosaic to place on an altar.

Classroom Resources: coming soon!
Register to view on Zoom on Monday, October 17, 2022 at 10am.
Register to view on Zoom on Monday, October 17, 2022 at 1pm.  

Memory Satchels: Edible Teaching Garden Workshop

¡Vengan los muertos a celebrar!  The scent of flowers and other plant materials help guide loved ones who have passed back to celebrate with us on Day of the Dead. During this guided garden workshop, students will explore materials that come from plants, including flowers, copal, and seeds that are used as an ofrenda (offering) on a traditional altar. Students will make and dedicate a memory satchel filled with aromatic plant materials for a loved one.

Classroom Resources: coming soon!
Register to view on Zoom on Monday, October 24, 2022 at 10am.
Register to view on Zoom on Monday, October 24, 2022 at 1pm.  

 

NOVEMBER 2022 | SEASONAL/EXHIBTION-THEMED (GRADES K-12) 

Explore seasonal themes, celebrations, and exhibition-related tours and workshops!

♦ Guisado de Calabaza: Culinary Workshop 

Get your ingredients ready! This seasonal culinary workshop will guide students through the steps of making guisado, a braised stew that was often made by resourceful women soldiers, known as Adelitas, during the Mexican Revolution. The Mexican Revolution was vital in ending dictatorship in Mexico, but firearms weren’t the only tools that helped with the war. Students will learn how resourceful cooking helped win the war by utilizing found ingredients in the Mexican countryside as well as developing innovative methods to prepare quick meals.  

Classroom Resources: coming soon!
Register to view on Zoom on Monday, November 7, 2022 at 10am.
Register to view on Zoom on Monday, November 7, 2022 at 1pm.

♦ Equal Education – Mendez, et al. vs. Westminster: Specialized LA Starts Here! Tour & Workshop 

Do you know the power of your voice? In 1947, Mexican American families in Westminster, California used their voice to fight for education rights! Take a close look at the Mendez, et al. vs. Westminster case, a monumental court case that paved the way to the desegregation of schools in California, and eventually throughout the United States. Explore how change begins with you! Students will be encouraged to use art to create change by reflecting on a social justice cause they feel strongly about and designing their own postage stamp to communicate the importance of their selected cause!

Classroom Resources: coming soon!
Register to view on Zoom on Monday, November 14, 2022 at 10am.
Register to view on Zoom on Monday, November 14, 2022 at 1pm.

♦ Composting – Feeding the Soil: Edible Teaching Garden Workshop 

What are ways you can give back to the soil? Join us in learning about the fight for land and freedom during the Mexican Revolution. In this guided garden workshop, students will learn about composting, the process of decomposing organic matter to feed the soil. Students will learn how to create their own healthy compost pile.

Classroom Resources: coming soon!
Register to view on Zoom on Monday, November 21, 2022 at 10am.
Register to view on Zoom on Monday, November 21, 2022 at 1pm.

 

DECEMBER 2022 | SEASONAL/EXHIBITION-THEMED (GRADES K-12)  

Explore seasonal themes, celebrations, and exhibition-related tours and workshops!

♦ Pozole: Culinary Workshop 

Food helps create special memories! What is your family’s favorite holiday dish? Explore the historical and cultural significance of pozole, a traditional Mexican dish usually prepared for special celebrations! In this guided culinary workshop, students will learn how to prepare a vegan pozole for the holidays.

Classroom Resources: coming soon!
Register to view on Zoom on Monday, December 5, 2022 at 10am.
Register to view on Zoom on Monday, December 5, 2022 at 1pm.

♦ Repetorio Musical Mexicano: Specialized Calle Principal Tour & Workshop 

1, 2, 3, hit it! What kind of music do you like?  Learn about the Repertorio Musical Mexicano, a music store from the 1920’s, and how it became the center for Mexican regional music and one of the connecting links between mexicanos in Los Angeles and in Mexico. Did you know that songs can tell stories?  Students will explore the basic composition of a corrido, a type of song that tells a story. Students will listen to examples of corridos from the 1920s and will become musicians themselves by learning how to write their own corrido!

Classroom Resources: coming soon!
Register to view on Zoom on Monday, December 12, 2022 at 10am.
Register to view on Zoom on Monday, December 12, 2022 at 1pm.

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