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History comes to life at Duncan Elementary

Duncan Elementary students brought history to life by learning during a recent unit on colonial America. 

Students had the opportunity to learn what life was like for colonial children as part of the unit. Students and teachers dress the part to make this a truly authentic experience.

The day included many hands-on activities that immersed students into the daily life of a colonial child including chores and school. Churning butter, making ice-cream, dipping wax to make candles, and playing handmade games were a part of this learning experience. 

Students also experienced the feel of school life in the 19th century as their traditional classroom was transformed into a one-room schoolhouse. Upon entering the classroom students had to form lines by gender and greet their teacher before entering. 

At the conclusion of the day, students were able to compare life as a child in modern-day times to life in the colonial times.

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