Colonial Days Revisits the Pilgrim Era

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 A student tries out candle making at Colonial Days, hands-on experiences simulating the Pilgrim era at El Morro Elementary next week. Photo by Jody Tiongco

A student tries out candle making at Colonial Days, hands-on experiences simulating the Pilgrim era at El Morro Elementary next week. Photo by Jody Tiongco

Staff and parents pitch in to host Colonial Days at El Morro Elementary on Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 23 and 24, dressing up as Native Americans or colonists, organizing a small harvest feast and transforming the multipurpose room into a colonial village to provide a hands-on experience for students.

“We strive to provide our students with these opportunities to enhance their knowledge about the history and heritage of America in a fun and exciting way,” said Principal Chris Duddy.

Students will learn about the customs and traditions of Native Americans by participating in Native American games, village activities, crafts and a school-wide historical presentation. Each grade level will create crafts such as pot holders, beeswax candles, wampum necklaces, spinning tops, pinch pots and symbols used by indigenous people.

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