Each year, as part of the Community-Based Instruction (CBI) field trips, the HDS B.R.I.D.G.E.S. students spend a morning at Peace Mound Park in Weston, learning about the history of the Tequesta Native Americans. The 8.16-acre neighborhood park with waterfront views was built in 1987 on an ancient Native American village and Tequesta Trace burial mound. Along the walkway are several sidewalk plaques with historical information for everyone to read and learn more about the Tequesta Tribe.  

Once the students arrived at the park, they were divided into teams to begin their Q&A challenge, answering questions with facts that could only be found on the plaques around the park. As the students ventured out with their partners and began to read the history of the Tequesta Native Americans, they were surprised to learn that Tequesta children did not receive a name until they were six to seven years old and were considered adults at 13 years of age. 

Anastasia, Lucas, and Vincent won the challenge by answering the most questions correctly. Afterward, the students enjoyed their lunch and enjoyed time socializing with their classmates.  

We are proud of our HDS B.R.I.D.G.E.S. students as they practice using Resources, Independence, Growth, Empowerment, and Social Skills while they learn.