The Newnan Times-Herald


Lee Middle School students experience colonial times

  • By Winston Skinner
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  • Oct. 11, 2018 - 9:00 PM

 Lee Middle School students experience colonial times

Photo by Shannon Woods

Enjoying one of the activities on Colonial Day at Lee Middle School are, from left, Mason Bordeaux, Cate Wathen, teacher Ginger Adcock, Davian Coleman, Eric Lee and Kyle Collins.

]Just a few days ago, students at Lee Middle School got to experience life in colonial times.

Ashley Dawson, who teaches Georgia history, and her fellow eighth-grade teachers put Colonial Day together. Phillip Sykes, social studies content specialist for the Coweta County School System, said the event was “an amazing experience for their students.”

The Oct. 4 event was planned “to be completely cross-curricular” with activities centered on Georgia studies standards but with integration of science, math, and English-language arts.

Teachers borrowed costumes from the Newnan Theatre Company to add authenticity to the day, and students were encouraged to come in period costume. 

Sewing, making butter, wax candlemaking – even writing with quill and ink – were among the activities.