Instead of just sitting in a classroom and looking at slides in the dark, the Los Medanos College "Introduction to the Visual Arts" (Art 5) Honors class visited the Lafayette Hillside Memorial as part of a lesson on iconography, monuments and political art. They talked about individual pieces of the monument, the monument as a whole, its purpose, and what they saw and felt.
Being Honors students, they even climbed up to the top of the hill for a better view. They were also thrilled to get a little extra credit, because that's just the way they are.
Sounds good, doesn't it? Find out more about the Honors Program here.