January Term Field Trips Salem Academy

Finding a Voice Through Art

Sawtooth School for Visual Art and Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA)

With the climate of America facing many polarizing discussions and ongoing important issues, students will explore how, through art, they can express their own opinions about our ever changing world. Through visiting Southeastern Center of Contemporary Art (SECCA), students will see how artists respond to contemporary news headlines through their art work. At Sawtooth School for Visual Art, there will be opportunity to explore the current exhibits on display. Also, students will be able to create artwork that reflects their own thoughts about current issues in the news and in our world.

Artistic interpretation of the Sawtooth School for Visual Art
One of the outside exteriors of the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art

Salem Academy at Sawtooth and SECCA

Passport to the Future

Winston-Salem & High Point, NC

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” - Malcolm X

For the January 11th trip day, students will decide on one of two outings. The first opportunity that students can choose is to explore a North Carolina college by taking campus tour. The second group will have a chance to learn about a man who was able to gain a tenured faculty position at Harvard through his love of hip hop music. Additionally, students will have a chance to learn about the women who helped shaped the NASA space program through mathematics.

The Hip Hop Fellow

Above (L-R): Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monet, and Octavia Spencer portraying the ladies featured in the movie "Hidden Figures". Below (L -R): Katherine G. Johnson, Mary Jackson, and Dorothy Vaughan
Middle Images: Historical images of Katherine G. Johnson, the featured heroine in the movie "Hidden Figures". Surrounding Images: Scene stills from the movie "Hidden Figures".

Who Do You Think You Are?

Old Salem Museums and Charlotte B. Hawkins Museum

Knowing our history and where our values come from is an important part of building the people we become. On this trip, Salem students will become immersed in the history of Old Salem Museums. From learning about this quiet settlement to engaging with the tradespeople that keep the Moravian tradition alive, students will gain knowledge of the historical legacy that they share by being a part of the Salem community. Also, students will learn about Charlotte B. Hawkins and the Palmer Institute by visiting to the Charlotte B. Hawkins Museum. Charlotte B. Hawkins’ love of teaching inspired her to provide formal education for African American students during the 1900’s.

Images: Photos of Old Salem Museums and Gardens (Left and center images), Old Salem Logo
Students in a bookmaking workshop during Old Salem tour.
Images: Historical images of Charlotte B. Hawkins, the Charlotte B, Hawkins Museum, and the Freeman Palmer Memorial Institute's former students.

Thank you for a great Jan Term semester!

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