Fourth-graders at Shuman Elementary School stepped back in time Friday.
They got the chance to experience history by traveling on the Underground Railroad, panning for gold, dressing in authentic costumes and a whole lot more. The program called History on Wheels was brought to the school by the Massie Heritage Center. Organizers say it's a great way to teach children about how people live in the 19th century.
"They just get an idea of the active role that you had to play to make things happen. You didn't go in a store and buy what you needed in a finished product," said Candy Lowe, director of Social Studies at Massie Heritage Center.
"It makes me feel great as a principal that we're all coming together to ensure that when my students walk away, that this will be a lasting experience for them," said Principal Marilyn McDonald.
This is the first time that Massie Heritage Center has put on History on Wheels.
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