Students from Kodiak High School visited Europe this summer. Photo courtesy Carla Lam
Eastern Europe might not be the prime summer destination for most, but for nine Kodiak High School students who recently returned from there, it was the trip of a lifetime.
KHS Social Studies teacher Carla Lam led the group of nine students and four adults on their trip to Krakow and Prague.
— (KHS Eastern Europe 1: :30 sec "It was great for the … really neat things.")
Most of the students were juniors or seniors who had taken Lam’s AP World History class. Lam said the trip was a great opportunity for the students to see and experience parts of history they had learned during the course. They had the option to apply for school credit with the trip, but most students had received enough credits by taking the two-year-long AP class, and instead opted to enjoy the trip as a capstone experience for the class.
— (KHS Eastern Europe 2: :27 sec "They got to sample … they had heard about.")
The trip was organized by the high school, but the students had to raise their own funds. Lam presented photos and stories from their trip at the school board meeting last night. She said plans are already underway to take students to Italy this spring, and hopefully Ireland in 2013.