Last week, as part of a culminating project for the eighth graders involving research, writing, art and public speaking,...
Second Grade Visits Charles Towne Landing
Last week, the second grade visited Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site. Charles Towne Landing sits on a marshy point off the Ashley River, where a group of English settlers landed in 1670 and established what would become the birthplace of the Carolina colony. There, the second graders took a tour through a “zoo” of animals that would have been present when the first settlers came to Charleston. The students saw a bison, red wolf, puma, bear, vulture, elk, and deer. The children also explored the Carolina, a replica of a 17th century trading ship that brought the first settlers to Charleston, as well as a dwelling that would have been built during the first settlement.