GOOD DAY on the GO: Colonial and Native American Day
Mon, 28 Nov 2011 14:06:38 GMT —
Pilgrims and Native Americans took over the Worth County Primary School as the students traveled back in time for a social studies lesson.
"They're showing them how they used to use old toys, instead of computers, they get to play with tops and marbles and things like that and they do a quilting they learn how to do that type of activity along with the Indian Day," said Garry Welch a social studies teacher at the school.
The annual activity day reinforces what students are learning in the classroom by giving hands on experience.
"A history forgotten is a history that never happened we need to pass this knowledge on to generations so they will know the cultures here," said Neal Parr, a Native American Demonstrator helping out at the school.
First graders dressed in colonial attire and learned to churn butter, spin string and the art of quilt making while second graders dawned feathers and studied all about Native Americans. Each activity tied back to the Georgia Performance Standards.
"The kids enjoy it, the teachers enjoy it I think, it gives them the opportunity to see some things that they know about but haven't actually gotten to put their hands on and gotten to actually see and touch," said Stacey Rutledge, the Primary School Principal.
Although there was lots of fun to be had, the underlying message was being thankful.
"That's one of the things we always try to instill in our kids here, to be thankful for living where we live and being able to experience the things and the type of education that we have," said Rutledge.