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Cooper Second Graders Go Back in Time

Second graders at Cooper Elementary School recently had the opportunity to visit the Sheboygan County Historical Museum where they were sent back in time to make candles, carry buckets of water and play with wooden toys, like those of early pioneers.

The museum visit was the culminating activity for the school's pioneers unit. Students learned about the differences between immigrants and migrants. They were also able to participate in hand's on activities which helped them to experience what life may have been like for the pioneers when they first arrived in America.

Students learned about what life was like for the early settlers. Students also visited the Taylor house and learned about what life would have been after a family was established in the United States. They were able to compare and contrast how the lives of these two groups were different.

"We had a wonderful time and learned a lot," said second grade teacher Kelly Brotz.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
July 4, 2009