Saturday, October 11, 2014

Constitution Week 2014

Martha Koletar, Celebrate America chair and Sandi Winstead, Constitution Week Chair in period dress visited ten elementary schools in Brunswick Town, 

The Brunswick Town Chapter presented a special program to fourth and fifth graders at elementary schools throughout Brunswick County, NC. Constitution Week Chairman, Sandra Winstead presented a program addressing the political, economic and social aspects of colonial life in the thirteen colonies and summarized the contributions of the "Founding Fathers" to the development of our country. Member, Martha Koletar, dressed as Betsy Ross, gave a slide presentation, " The Life of a Child During Colonial Times" comparing today's children and children of colonial times. The presentation compared life in such areas such as schools, foods, clothes, toys, music and other social aspects and how the children played an important role in helping the family and even going into battle during the Revolutionary War. There was a display of replicated Colonial toys, a half-penny and a quill that the children were able to examine. Bookmarks were given to each student.

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