Posted By Bill Payer on Aug 25, 2017 | 0 comments

Jonathon Griffith’s eighth grade class at Daniel Island School

Joseph Friar’s eighth grade social studies class at Philip Simmons Middle School.

A popular DIHS project designed to help excite local children about local history has expanded with the new school year. History Trunks were a big hit with three area 3rd grade classrooms last year (Philip Simmons Elementary, Cainhoy Elementary and Daniel Island).
This week eighth grade classes at Daniel Island School and Philip Simmons Middle School took delivery of trunks. DIHS Community Outreach Director Lee Ann Bain says the trunk content was tweaked to appeal to the eight graders. “We decided to do this program because when kids are more involved, they retain the information better that they are studying and are excited to learn. When they can put their hands on history it makes it real for them. Not just some words or pictures in a book. It’s like a field trip without leaving the class.” Bain says South Carolina history is studied in both third and eighth grade. 

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