Lausanne's fourth-graders wrapped up their most recent unit of inquiry with a field trip to Grand Junction, TN where they stepped back in time.
The unit of inquiry, Where We Are In Place & Time, was focused on family histories and immigration. Parents, grandparents and a brother-in-law shared their immigration stories with the students.
"We were fortunate to hear from families about their migrations from China, Mexico, Argentina, Nigeria, Lebanon and India, via Zoom and in-person at EPAC and the amphitheater," fourth-grade teacher William Starner said. "Many thanks to these Lausanne families for sharing your stories with us!"
While on the field trip, students immersed themselves in games from the past like potsy and jacks, heard a story by the fire in a log cabin and learned their “3 R’s” – reading, writing, arithmetic – in a historic, one-room schoolhouse. Many of the students and the teachers also dressed the part for the day by donning clothing reminiscent of the early 1900s. Authentic lunches from the time period were also packed.
"We couldn’t have asked for better weather, and students had an amazing time," Starner said.