Grade 5

Fifth-grade teachers and their students have three standards-based field trip options at Main Street U.S.A. These include American Indians, Colonial Times, and American Revolution.

Students, teachers and volunteers should bring their own sack lunch to Main Street U.S.A. It is easier if the lunches are brought in disposable containers. Please be sure students bring a clear drink for lunch. Students may also bring a water bottle for use during the day.

American Indians

Indian cultures from the Midwest, Northeast, Northwest, Southeast and Southwest are explored with activities which connected habitat, shelter, arts and customs, food, and shelter.

All dates for the 2017-18 school year have been booked.

Colonial Times

Colonial medicine, children’s games, Paul Revere and tin punch, Benjamin Franklin and magic squares, and samplers are utilized to depict what life was like before the American Revolution. Food explored may include snickerdoodles and corn oysters.

These dates are available for the 2017-18 year: March 22, March 27, April 3, April 4, April 5.

American Revolution

The period in American history after colonial times is American Revolution. Some of the activities covered are the roles of Paul Revere as a spy and George Washington as a leader. The Boston Tea Party and feeding the army gives students an opportunity to learn about foods. Games that give students a sense of the times are Patriots and Redcoats, and Mancala. Another activity deals with the Declaration of Independence.

All American Revolution dates for the 2017-18 year have been booked.

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Written By: Marlene Colgan Date posted: August 10, 2016