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Third Grade Takes A Step Into History

As part of their learning about the history of the settling of Massachusetts, the third grade welcomed the Newton Historic Society for a workshop on Native artifacts, Native coordination games, and a colonist hoop catch called Grace. The students determined where historic events belonged on a time line such as who settled in Plymouth first; when the first long distance call was made from Newton to Cambridge; and when the first Newton high school was built. The students, wearing gloves to protect the artifacts, handled original stone and bone tools actually used by Native inhabitants.

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