Culture and History of Los Angeles: Little Tokyo and Olvera Street
Up to 100 participants via Zoom Webinar or one full class via standard video conferencing call.
Los Angeles is home to many different people. Come join your host as he travels to the heart of Los Angeles to explore the culture and history of the early peoples of LA. At Olvera Street, see the birthplace of Los Angeles and learn about the Spanish and Mexicans who settled this land. That culture is alive today and you can see it in Olvera Street in the buildings, art and vibrant shopping. Near Olvera Street your host will visit Little Tokyo, the original home to Japanese immigrants in Los Angeles. Asian Americans came to the west coast and helped build our nation in the 1800s. Over time, their culture has become part of America’s culture. Visit a Buddhist temple, a Sanrio store and find hidden artwork that showcases the uniqueness of Japanese culture.
Throughout the trip your host will ask your students what they see and how it compares to their own hometowns. This program will show students who we are as Americans. We hope to see you soon.