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SJV 5th Graders Take a Trip Back in Time

St. John Vianney Catholic School 5th graders experience life in the early 1800s at the Buckskinner Encampment in Hartford.

In order to infuse classroom learning with real-world experiences, SJV 5th graders traveled back in time Friday, to Wisconsin’s own Buckskinner Encampment in Hartford in order to learn about life in the 1700s and 1800s.

Located at Woodlawn Park and open to the public, the encampment offers several examples of life in the early 1800s such as fur traders, cooking, blacksmith demonstrations, quill working and much more. The students experienced first-hand the lifestyle, customs and traditions of that era.

The encampment includes a merchant market where the students can purchase period items. Next week, the 5th graders will create their own merchant market complete with home-made items to sell and trade with their classmates.

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