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Discover Chicago! 6th Grade

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TRIP ITINERARY

DESCRIPTION
The 6th graders will embark on a week-long adventure discovering Chicago.  We will learn the history of our founders as well as the cultures that make our neighborhoods unique and rich in diversity.  As we discover different neighborhoods, we will also sample food, explore different religions and learn about different types of architecture throughout our travels. This tour will introduce our students to the very fibers that make up our hometown, Chicago. Students will participate in the excursions during the normally scheduled school day from 8:00-3:00 each day. There will be one day that we will return to school around 6:00pm.

DISCOVER CHICAGO FACULTY TEAM
Joe Accardi is the Mission Advancement Officer at SBPS.  He has been working in the Archdiocese of Chicago for 25 years first as a middle school homeroom teacher for 14 years and for the last 11 years in administration.  Having a love for local history and geography, Mr. Accardi is looking forward to sharing this love with the 6th graders as we explore the “patchwork quilt” of neighborhoods we know as our hometown, Chicago.

Doug Rosskamm is a secondary math teacher at SBPS.  This is his third year teaching, having previously spent over 30 years working in corporate finance prior to retiring from Abbott Laboratories.  Doug has a BS in Accounting from Duke University, a MBA in Finance from Indiana University, and he did his math certification work at Northeastern Illinois University.

Mike Kendrick

Dennis Chaman