On October 22nd, fifth grade students encountered history in a unique, interactive way as they explored a “Walk Through the American Revolution”, facilitated through a partnership with California Weekly Explorer.

“This was a fun and interactive way to bring the American Revolution to life for our fifth grade students,” shared Miss Gwinn, fifth grade teacher. “Each student was allowed to play a part in a battle scene, where they interacted with each other as different characters and were able to experience the Revolution uniquely. They worked on their parts and scenes for weeks leading up to the presentation and it was pure joy watching it all come together.”

Students journeyed through the retelling of our nation’s early history by acting out pivotal events and impactful people from that time. Over the last 36 years, California Weekly Explorer has completed over 57,000 interactive learning presentations using games, music, props, and storytelling to help history come to life for students.

 “We were able to combine the fun of dressing up and playing a part with learning”,  continued Ms. Gwinn. “Watching them act out historic American Revolution battle scenes was fun for the students, teachers, and chaperones. This was a great way for the kids to gain a deeper understanding of what happened.”

During the presentation, participating students were encouraged to consider and understand the importance of American liberty and patriotism. This 2.5-hour classroom experience was something our fifth graders won’t forget.

“Their enthusiasm was contagious, and they seemed to thoroughly enjoy their time,” shared Miss Gwinn. “Fifth grade is a big year for these students as they grow academically, physically, and socially. We love watching the students grow and mature throughout the year. It is a happy privilege to be with them every day and we are excited to see what the rest of the year has in store for us.”