Psst... what's that you see outside of your classroom window? That big, beautiful, orange-red structure, spanning across the bay?
That's right, it's the Golden Gate Bridge! We are going to be learning a lot of really cool stuff about our city's most famous landmark, and all of the amazing, interesting, and downright different changes that have happened in your hometown. Click on the links below to help you get started.
Video of Opening Day of the Golden Gate Bridge What did cars look like in 1937? What did people wear? Was the weather the same? ...So many questions!
Well...you are SO lucky-- we've managed to dig up an amazing video that was shot on the day the bridge opened over 70 years ago. Follow me and we will get an unforgettable look at the brand-new bridge.
The Mighty Task Is Done Here you will find a really great poem that Joseph Strauss, the Chief Engineer, wrote about the Golden Gate Bridge. We will use this poem to help us think about what people felt the day that the great bridge opened. Let's read it together!