Deborah Sampson

Hailey's class has been studying the Revolutionary War and the colonial times. In addition to taking a test where they had to identify the 13 colonies on a map, know information about important historical figures like Benjamin Franklin and George Washington, the events of the Boston Tea Party and the Declaration of Independence, and American symbols of freedom; they had to prepare a power point presentation about an important person or symbol from that time period. Yes folks, a power point presentation in 1st grade. I didn't do one of those until college. Each 1st grader was paired up with a 5th grader who taught them how to do power point. Together they created the presentation the 1st grader would give.

Hailey chose Deborah Sampson, who was the first American woman known to dress like a man in order to fight in a war. The kids were asked to dress like their person when they gave the presentation. There was a Statue of Liberty, Paul Revere, Betsy Ross, liberty bell, American Flag, and many other great costumes. What a great way to make history come to life for these little ones.






We went to the thrift store and found a man's suit coat that had gold cuff links and buttons and a frilly woman's shirt. I shortened the sleeves and rearanged the buttons to create the uniform. She borrowed Titus' pirate hat to complete the look. At the end of her presentation she took off her hat and undid her bun to let her long locks fall down and show that she was really a woman dressed like a man. It was so cute. Especially with that big toothless grin!

4 comments:

MondaythroughSunday said...

That is so awesome and precious!! I so enjoy reading about your sweet family!

Lacey Morgan said...

You are so talented making that costume!! And she looks JUST LIKE HER DADDY in that first picture. Love it!! Hope your having a good weekend!

Devin said...

Great job Mom and Hailey!! (Are these teachers trying to kill us?!)

Steph said...

You did a great job, Katie! So crafty! And Hailey (of course) looked adorable!