Sunday, May 1, 2011

Jamestown and Yorktown

On the second day of our overnight field trip we visited the Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown.

Nothing can make history come alive more than being in those places and experiencing some of the same things the people of the past did.

At Yorktown, we did a tour called the "Day in the Life of a Soldier".

They learned how to march in formation and take commands, and even how to load and fire their weapons - which was so much fun to watch!

Can you hear them all screaming "BOOM!!!!" ??

Six soldiers slept in a tent this size....

We even learned how punishments were handled.....

There was soooooo much more that the kids experienced, I could make an entire photo album.  It's safe to say that we were all sufficiently worn OUT after two days of experiencing history, but the memories and things they learned will last a lifetime.


Caseybumpinalong said...

Wow GREAT captures of what looks like a fun trip! What a great experience. Makes me want to go there someday.

Nana said...

What a great opportunity for these kids. Glad you got to go along and capture it in pictures.