Stepping Back In Time

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EDISON—Seventh graders from The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison traveled to Williamsburg, Virginia from Nov. 9 to 13 where they were immersed in the Colonial culture while learning key lessons in history, art, science and more.

The students visited Jamestown, as well as the banks of the James River to board replicas of the three vessels that carried the English into the Virginia harbor. They also toured Colonial Yorktown, where they learned more about daily life for a British colonist in Virginia, including hollowing out canoes, breaking down flax and common medicinal uses of everyday materials.

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The royal Governor’s Palace, Burton Parish Church, various trade shops, the blacksmith and silversmith shop, the apothecary and the Millinery, the Capitol Building and the Powell House were also visited by the students.

Stepping Back In Time

Pictured above, the students learn from a docent about the lives of the early Colonialists.


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