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Saturday, October 3, 2015

George Washington Carver National Monument {Field Trip!}


We have been learning a bit about Jim Crow laws and what life was life for African-Americans in the early 1900s and we had a great time learning about an amazing man - George Washington Carver.  He was born really close to here in the little town of Diamond, MO.  We enjoyed paying a visit to the National Monument in his honor, seeing fascinating creatures, getting attacked by caterpillars and learning about the million different things you can do with Peanuts and Sweet Potatoes!  (Just Think -- everything from eating to shoe polish!)



   
No trip to a National Monument would be complete without the girls earning their Junior Ranger Badge and, as an added bonus, this was the last necessary stop to earning their Junior Civil War historian badge!   


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