Westfield Visits Trenton


Fourth and fifth-grade students visited our state's capital, Trenton! 
The first stop was the Old Barracks Museum. Students were sent back to 1777, where they were recruited into General George Washington's Army. A soldier prepared them for the realities of a Revolutionary War soldier's life. They were also prepped for smallpox inoculation and learned about standard 18th-century medical practices. 
The second stop was the Planetarium at the New Jersey State Museum. After exploring the night sky in New Jersey, students watched a show called Climate Change which helped reinforce Westfield's year-long theme of We Seek an Earth Restored
Our last stop was the New Jersey State House. From state symbols to county flags, the students explored the people, places, and things that make our state unique and discovered how kids across New Jersey had turned their great ideas into action. The students visited the Senate and General Assembly chambers to learn how laws are made and the citizen’s role in the process.