I am super excited about this post as one of my current students has been exploring Williamsburg today. For the last several weeks, we have been studying folk art and writing our own stories around the Prince exhibit at the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum. The students have created their own folk art animals and have written Prince narratives, all the while focusing on character, setting, problem and solution.
We are preparing for our first museum night showcasing our art and writing.
In addition to the folk art piece, the students are learning about the trades and clothing of Colonial Williamsburg. They are studying vocabulary and comparing and contrasting both the trades and clothing over time.
So...when my student, Arianna, and her family were going to DC, I of course suggested a side trip down to CW. I was also excited when my dear friend and CW education staff member, Lisa, was was able to meet the family for lunch. I only wish that I could have been there to see the look on Arianna's face when Lisa showed up with Moffat of Williamsburg. Of course, Arianna and Lisa hit it off with their Moffats. Moffat is an amazing social object that breaks down barriers and opens doors.
I am thankful that Arianna and her family were able to enjoy the living history of Colonial Williamsburg. I am looking forward to having her back to have her share her adventures with the class.
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