Delaware students experience historical field trip
More than 200 fourth-grade students from three Delaware schools recently attended the “Saving the Past, Shaping the Future” field trip on The Green in Dover.
In early May, the students were sworn in as Junior Rangers in front of the Old State House.
The fourth graders investigated the roles of the three branches of government and viewed the original first permanent capitol building in Dover, The Old State House. Staff from The Old State staff encouraged students to envision what a new capitol building might look like by drawing inspiration from the original building. Students were engaged to be their own architects and create their modern interpretation of a State House that would house all three branches of government. Staff noticed an interesting theme as students insisted on Wi-Fi and indoor toilets in all their structures. The staff looks forward to the next field trips in New Castle scheduled for the Fall 2023-2024 school year.
Partners for the event included the Biggs Museum of American Art, DelOne Federal Credit Union, DuPont Nature Center, First State Heritage Park, Killens Pond State Park, the Lenape Tribe of Delaware, Lewes Historical Society, the Old State House and the St. Jones Reserve.