For several weeks, third graders have been learning about Westward Expansion in the United States during the 1800s. We've studied why pioneers chose to move west, the hardships and illnesses they faced on the trail and in building a new life, and how the lives of Native Americans were impacted by this expansion into their lands. We've watched videos, read books, and even participated in a simulation of traveling the trail where, sadly, many of our third grade pioneers perished.
Third graders selected a topic to research further and have been creating a project to share this learning in Enrichment classes and in the classroom. Thank you to all who braved the elements earlier this week to celebrate the research and creativity of our 3rd graders!
Projects will also be on display in the RES Library and front display case until the end of the month. Enjoy!