Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

November 29, 2018
Colonial Faire at Grantsville Elementary

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.

Francie Aufdemorte

Photo Editor at Tooele Transcript Bulletin
Francie Aufdemorte is photo editor for the Tooele Transcript-Bulletin. A Tooele County native, she graduated from Tooele High School in 1989, and with a degree in English from the University of Utah in 2001. She next studied filmmaking at the New York Film Academy in 2005, from which she earned a certificate of completion. Her ties to community journalism begin in 2005 when she worked for the Magna Times for two years, handling everything from classified advertising to editing and proofing news stories. While there she also created and maintained a new website for the newspaper. In 2007, she opened a Salt Lake-based studio called Book Cliff Photography. As principle photographer, she worked both editorial and commercial assignments, including portraiture and weddings. As photo editor, Aufdemorte photographs news, features, sports and advertising for the Transcript-Bulletin and supplemental publications, while also managing and assigning the newspaper’s freelance photographers.

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