District to host 1700s event for 5th grade

5th-graders to transform into colonists on March 3
Posted on 02/06/2020
Students participate in a past Road to the Revolution event(SPS) -- Fifth-grade students within Sapulpa Public Schools will go back in time on March 3.

Way back in time.

They will participate in the district’s Road to the Revolution: Colonial Times 2.0. The students will transform into colonists for the first annual event that will bring history alive.

“We want them to fully immerse themselves in what life was like for a colonist in the 1700s,” said Megan Cannon of Sapulpa Public Schools.

The event will be at First Baptist Church in Sapulpa and will include interactions with Benjamin Franklin, Dr. Craik (George Washington’s doctor and friend), James Armistead Lafayette (Continental Army soldier), and Caroline Branham (Martha Washington’s personal housemaid). Everyone who participates will be dressed in colonial attire, including the students.

The students will experience colonial games and dancing as well.

“It’s so important that they understand where we come from and what people did so that we can have our freedom today,” said Cannon.

The Sons of the American Revolution will present colors and the Daughters of the American Revolution - who generously donated $350 - will also be on hand to greet and guide students throughout the day.

Approximately 400 students are expected to attend the event.

Sapulpa 5th-graders have attended similar events in the past but this is the first time the district has coordinated its own.

"It's the coolest thing to see."

The event was originally scheduled for Feb. 6 but due to inclement weather that day, schools were closed.

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