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Please touch: Students get hands-on history lesson

Nov. 20, 2017

 A student looks through a magnifying glass at a set of antlersThe students in Cherise Barasch’s class at R.J. Kaiser Middle School are studying about ancient civilizations through a hands-on approach.

As they study the Paleolithic humans and the way they lived, they are actually being historians by analyzing artifacts and fossils.

Each student gets to examine an object closely. They complete an analysis of the object using an outline provided to them by the National Historical Society.

The artifacts and fossils are a part of an ever-evolving collection that started when Barasch was in the fifth grade. Most of the objects were found or given to her by family and friends who know she teaches this curriculum. It’s a way to bring the subject to life for the students!