Digital Academy students visit the American Sign Museum
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Digital Academy students visit the American Sign Museum

November 28, 2017

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On Tuesday, November 28, TRECA Digital Academy students participated in a tour of the American Sign Museum! The walking tour encompassed 100 years of sign history, from the late 1800’s through the 1970’s. Students learned about the history of American signage by exploring the “signs of the times.” Signs were split into different eras, and students learned about unique techniques used and design characteristics from each era. The eras consisted of the pre-electric era, the light bulb era, the neon era, and the plastics era. Students also learned about “trade signs” that were made into a shape of an object to represent an industry or field. This was helpful for people who were not able to read, as the symbolism of the sign visually indicated the function of a business. We learned a lot on our field trip to the American Sign Museum! Thank you to all our families who attended!

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