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Field trip focuses on Savannah history

POSTED: January 3, 2009 5:00 a.m.

Shown are second-graders in Lisa Rose's class at Joseph Martin Elementary, along with her student teacher who was identified only as Mrs. Hunt. The photo was taken at the statue of the Waving Girl on the Savannah riverfront during a recent field trip. Posing are, from left, Rose, Hunt, Cole Powell, Meghan Schroder, Kendra Kato, Carla Gaines, Daniel Bush, Seth McCary, Skylar Bailey, Corin Carter, Dakota Parsons, Erica Wilson, Sara Hause and Seth Mederios.

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Can you think of an adventurous way for a group of second-graders to learn about Georgia history? How about a trolley tour of historic Savannah and a walk on the riverfront.
Students from Joseph Martin Elementary got a chance to compare the life of the Creek and Cherokee Indians of the past to modern Georgians. They heard stories about Tomochichi, James Oglethorpe, Mary Musgrove and more on a field trip that covered second-grade standards on Georgia history.
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