Walking Through the American Revolution with 5th Grade
History came alive for the 5th grade class as they took a “Walk Through the American Revolution”. The program run by California Weekly Explorer is designed to bring the past to life through the use of games, music and storytelling, and instill a love of history in young students.
The 5th graders were assigned to three different groups: Red, White, and Blue, and given informational cards to memorize in advance. The cards varied from important people during the Revolution, like Ben Franklin, to the definition of "proclamation". Each group was also responsible for reenacting an important battle from the Revolution (Yorktown, Valley Forge, Trenton, Saratoga). The students wore appropriate costumes of the day and had a lot of fun taking on the various roles of the colonists. Parents were invited to come and watch the performance. The facilitators from California Weekly Discovery did a fabulous job of leading the children in the 2.5 hour performance. Over the past few weeks, Ms. Precissi, worked with the children preparing them for the presentation. She had this to say about the Walk Through the American Revolution, "It was a great program and the kids loved it. They learned a ton!!!"