The third grade recently completed a three-month study of Colonial America. As part of the study they learned about topics such as The British Massacre, The Stamp and Townshend Acts, The Boston Tea Party, The Sons of Liberty, the rebellious actions of the colonists against the British and the reasons for them, The Declaration of Independence, and the Revolutionary War.
As part of the unit they also completed independent projects, such as cross stitch samplers on graph paper, horn books, maps of the thirteen colonies, calligraphy, and a paper quilt square.
They culminated the unit with a Colonial Day on Friday, April 15, during which they baked Johnnycakes, made butter, and cooked apples. They also tried cross-stitch on fabric, dipped candles, wrote with quills, and stenciled quilt squares.