Capron students explore history

Published 6:09 pm Friday, May 24, 2019

By Kathy Thompson


capron elementary students

Justin Whitby poses with a feather pen pretending he is signing the Declaration of Independence while Kayden Everett and Kimonie Brown observe him. Submitted | Tammie Wilson

Recently at Capron Elementary School, students were able to explore history through the hands-on learning experiences brought to their classroom by the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation.

The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation is the state agency that operates two living history museums in Virginia’s Historic Triangle – Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown.

All of their structural educational programs meet key Virginia Standards of Learning objectives and the National Council for the Social Studies endorses their outreach programs. According to studies conducted by the Virginia Department of Education, the Foundation’s museum and outreach program “foster academic achievement among students.

The students thoroughly enjoyed the presentation and learned important information about major historical events.