In October 2019, a group of Oyster-Adams Bilingual School (Ward 3) students in grades 2 – 8 began their research journey as they dove into the history of their school’s highly sought after bilingual program.
Using their pre-established after-school club, the Explorer’s Club, Mike Benson and Ana Lopez guided our students as they participated in primary research, handled historic documents and photographs, visited archives and museums, interviewed long-time area residents, participated in neighborhood history walks, and much more! Some of the questions our students considered were Why is our school named Oyster-Adams? Why are we a bilingual school? What is the power of this place within the history of our community and city? Who are the people who went here and what are their accomplishments?