Thomaston sixth-graders take Magical Prehistory Tour

Mar 20, 2014
Thomaston Grammar School sixth-graders visit Maine State Museum as part of a prehistoric study.

Thomaston — The highlight of the Thomaston Grammar School sixth-grade Magical Prehistory Tour was a field trip to Maine State Museum Nov. 19

Students participated in two workshops and toured the exhibits covering 12,000 years of Maine’s history.

During the workshops students made arrowheads and relief rubbings. They learned about the symbols in the early petroglyph artwork.

When they returned, students used this trip as a springboard to a writing prompt. Each student thought about a message they would want to leave, materials they would use to create the message and where they would place it for future people.

Art teacher Sue Johnson had the students create images of prehistoric cave art after learning about the Lascaux Caves. This unit was enriched with the museum visit and inclusion of art; it would not have been possible without the Ticket to Ride grant from the Maine Arts Commission.

 

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