Fall Trip to Colonial Williamsburg
On Wednesday, September 7th, students traveled to Jamestown, Virginia to tour the first settlement in North America in 1607. Students then spent the next two days in touring Colonial Williamsburg. The focus of the trip was the study of the 18th century in Williamsburg. This is broad enough to cover the lives of men, women, and children of all classes, the political climate of the pre-Revolutionary era, the impact of religion on daily life, and the many well-known historical figures such as Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and Peyton Randolph. Students toured the Governor’s Palace, the Capital, and many of the craft shops. On Friday, September 9th students wrapped up their visit with Yorktown and the battlefield where the Revolutionary War ended with the surrender of General Cornwallis to General George Washington.