Students share their research on world explorers

By Elizabeth Sias

Fifth graders at Cambridge Intermediate School had the opportunity to share their studies on explorers in history Friday, Jan. 20.

Students showed parents and guardians their projects and sampled various foods America didn’t have before the Age of Discovery during the Explore Display in the auditorium from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

“They were extremely excited. All the work is worth it when they’re happy. It’s nice when you have the opportunity for the families to come in and see what we’re working on,” fifth grade teacher Katelyn Ritchart said. “When you turn it into a project, they get excited about what has happened in history before their time, so it’s fun to see them enthused about history when a lot of times students shy away from it.”

Students show off their display on John Cabot, an Italian navigator and explorer in the 15th century. Fifth graders at Cambridge Intermediate School had the opportunity to share their studies on explorers in history with parents and guardians Friday, Jan. 20, during the Explore Display in the auditorium. Photos by Elizabeth Sias

 

From left, Rose Hughes, Olivia Mansell and Maria Mikkonen-Sylvester with their Marco Polo display and travel log notebook.

 

Laura Cameron and Makayla Cin studied Ferdinand Magellan, a Portuguese explorer.

 

From left, Alexis Aljets, Caitlyn Crawford, MollyAnn Harvey and Makayla Morriseau with their display on Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama.

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