Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Living history

Hale Farm and Village is a working farm that depicts what life might have been like in the 1800s in Northeast Ohio.  They have sheep, oxen, pigs, and chickens as well as historical buildings and people demonstrating things like glass blowing, candle making, pottery, and spinning wool.

In 4th grade, students learn about Ohio history, dating back to the Native American tribes that lived here and eventually lost their land to the early settlers.  Grace's class took a field trip to Hale Farm today.

It was a cold, wet day for May but the weather in Northeast Ohio is unpredictable in spring.  These kids (Ava, Nick, Grace, and Kylie) were smart and dressed for the weather!

Grace said the best part of the trip was when they got to see the ox, how wool is made, and glass blowing.  She learned that the glass needs to be really hot ("like lava") and it is on a really long stick.

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