After their Spanish immersion classes, Ancona 8th graders took a local bus to the Santa Domingo Cultural Center of Oaxaca. The Cultural Center features the most baroque architecture found in Mexico. A former convent, it also houses some of Mexico’s historically treasured artifacts, ancient books, art and a picturesque Ethnobotanical Garden in the area that was once occupied by the convent’s orchards.
Our students discussed the indigenous people of Oaxaca and reflected on their 8th grade cultural studies in Art, Spanish and Humanities. They are given assignments before they leave geared specifically towards the cultural and educational trips they will take this week.
Views captured from inside the Cultural Center.