French Class Travels to Chicago to See Broadway Production of Les Misérables


Christian Life School teachers continue to enrich and reinforce the classroom lessons in creative ways. Most recently, the high school French class experienced this through an amazing educational trip to Chicago.

A group of 31 students rode the Metra train to the city. After arriving at Union Station in Chicago, they walked to the French Market. The students explored the French Market which includes over 30 vendors and enjoyed lunch there as well. Tasting and discussing French food, Croque Monsieur sandwiches, and crèpes. After the French Market, the group walked to the Cadillac Palace Theater for the Broadway Production of Les Misérables. Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams, sacrifice, and redemption – a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Adapted from a novel written from the premise that any man can rise above his circumstances.

According to Linda Taylor, CLS French teacher, “The goal of the trip was to give the kids a cultural experience. Many of the students have already studied the French Revolution in their history classes. We also talk about it in French class. The original novel was written by Victor Hugo and in French class, we talk about and read some of his work. It was the first time many of the kids had seen a Broadway production and they were mesmerized by the whole thing!”

Thank you, Mrs. Taylor, for providing this opportunity to energize our students and allow them to see new things and learn about them in a more unstructured way.