Colonial Day Offers Hands-On Lessons

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Accompsett Middle School held a Colonial Day in-house field trip on Feb. 11. Representatives from the Smithtown Historical Society were on hand, setting up three different stations in the school library which students rotated through during their Social Studies period.

Students visited the stations – quill and ink writing, candle dipping and wool spinning – while getting a hands-on lesson about what life was like in Colonial times. Games were also set up to play in between stations so students could get a taste for recreational activities during that era.

“This is a nice opportunity for the students to have the Historical Society come here; it’s more engaging for the students to work in this hands-on way instead of going to an outside field trip,” said Principal Paul McNeill.