|The United States was born in 1776. As a young nation, every formative challenge and decision laid the foundation for the eventual ascension as one of the most important civilizations in history. Early events in our history cast long shadows.First Grade Colonial and American Revolution Day is the first true living history day LCS elementary students experience (notwithstanding the First Thanksgiving activity in Kindergarten). It not only satisfies the anticipation students have built up over the course of the year, but it sets the stage for every future living history day, from Greeks and Romans to celebrating the Medieval and Renaissance periods.
For Lyceum veterans, all of the familiar elements are there – fun costumes, themed lesson plans, oral presentations, period food and decorations. But here, students are experiencing all of this for the first time and the novelty makes a lasting impression. For young elementary students, early days like this cast long shadows.