Students in AP English literature took a trip Wednesday to the Portrait Gallery. This is one of our frequent trips to the Smithsonian museums that support our curriculum.  Students will view the Sylvia Plath exhibit and the permanent Struggle for Justice exhibit. The class, taught by Ms. Seid, will tap into aspects of the Struggle for Justice exhibit later in the year when they read Ralph Ellison. Last year Ms. Seid also took students to the Folger Shakespeare Library and New York Public Library to learn more about various authors in the class. Students in Honors Humanities also take a visit in the spring to the National Gallery. The trips to view artwork and classic texts help students extend their reading and understanding outside of the classroom. These trips help diversify and integrate students understanding, and emphasize the importance of art and beauty in learning.