We managed to schedule a field trip the last day before Spring Break! :) Yep, good timing, I know! Our kiddos got to experience their first charter bus trip, literally going through the woods and over the mountain to the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton, VA.
This is a FABULOUS place for a field trip! It focuses on the past and how early Americans settled in the area and their early life! In the "new world," it focuses on 1740s farm, 1820s farm, a one-room schoolhouse, and an 1840s farm. In the "old world," it focuses on the ancestry of folks who settled in the area, including an Irish farm, English farm, German farm, and African farm.
The interpreters are costumed and tell of life back then. Of course, my kids were wild about the animals they had there, especially the chickens! Don't ask me why...these are rural kids, so chickens are no big deal! :) Here are a few photos of our trip. If you ever have the chance to visit, this time of year is great! The weather was beautiful, and usually, there are baby lambs to see as well...so adorable! You can also visit the website and use the photos in your classroom, when you focus on past and present!