Fifth-grade students at Grantsville Elementary stepped back in time Tuesday to learn about how early Americans lived at the annual Colonial Day Faire. Students traveled back in time to learn about the 1600s and what it was like during the colonial period.
Students came to school dressed in clothes reminiscent of colonial times. Long dresses, hats and even shoes with big buckles were some of the examples. There were also students who dressed in Native American attire.
Students used computers to learn about the past. Fifth-grade teacher Mandi Murphy said, “We combining the old and the new using modern technology to learn about our real history.”
Students were put into groups and went from classroom to classroom. Teacher Jodi Petersen combined math skills with history to teach students about money. Teacher Brittany Odom gave students a first-hand experience of the atmosphere of a strict, no-nonsense school day from yesteryear.
Students in Jodi Petersen’s class learned about the foods pilgrims and Native Americans ate in the 1600s and sampled one item found on early American’s tables — cornbread.
The annual faire added a fun to learning and gave the students a day to remember, the teachers said.