Today I went with the younger students, 2nd through 8th grade, on a field trip to the Jallianwalla Bagh Memorial. Jallianwalla Bagh is located right next to the Golden Temple and today it was packed with visitors. This trip was organized by the social studies teachers as part of a segment of learning called Flavors of India. During this course the students learn about Indian Geography, Religious Studies, and a focus on India’s freedom from the British rule.
On April 13, 1919 hundreds of Sikhs were massacred by British soldiers led by General Dyer. This memorial showed our students what those men and woman sacrificed for their freedom. It was great for the students to see the pictures in the museum as well as read and learn from the teachers about what happened at Jallianwalla Bagh.
Thanks to Rashmi, Amarjot, Dharwinder, and Baljinder for arranging a great field trip.