A recent story in the online news site, InkFreeNews, reports that Grace College students assisted recently at a history event at a local elementary school. A portion of the story appears below. Click here for the complete article.
BACK TO THE DAYS RETURNS TO HARRISON ELEMENTARY
WARSAW — Fourth graders got a taste of Indiana history by attending Back to the Days at Harrison Elementary on Friday, Sept. 30.
The rain didn’t stop kids from enjoying the hands-on-learning experience at numerous stations positioned around the property of Harrison Elementary.
Students learned about the history of Indiana through various ways as they were led in groups by teachers and assistants who helped them get to each station. The fourth-graders listened and watched professional actors and volunteers portray what life has been like in Indiana over the years.
During the event, an Abe Lincoln actor gave the students a history lesson. Kids learned how people built barns. Actors taught kids about the aspects of daily life in Indiana in the past by talking about things as hygiene, hunting, and pastimes.
Lead coordinator for the event, David Robertson, mentioned that Warsaw schools have not continued to hold Back to the Days recently as they have in previous years. He stated with the Indiana Bicentennial occurring this year, the schools decided they wanted to hold a Back to the Days again. Six months ago, Robertson began putting together a committee that planned the event.
It wasn’t just fourth-grade students who got to participate in Back to the Days. Students from Grace College and Warsaw High School volunteered to be helpers for teachers. History majors from Grace College and high school students in intro to construction, Step One and National Honor Society also used their skills to teach kids about Indiana history.
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