Our 4th graders made a visit to the South Street Seaport to continue their studies on colonization in the United States, specifically in New York State. Through the different groups of people that inhabited our land (Native Indians, Dutch, British and Africans) they heard stories and analyzed drawings, maps and news clippings about their struggles and their revolutionary spirit to overcome these imposed hardships. They learned how the names in the seaport came to be: Wall St; Pearl St; Beaver St; Water St (hint, the name of the street), and the relationships between these groups of people whether it be labor, merchants, government etc. All fascinating historical facts paving the way to the Civil War unit.
This is Noga from class 4-309, one of the subjects that we talked about was what stayed the same and what changed in New York City since the 1600s. The immigrants that came to this area were from all over the world, as they are today. They all had the main idea of how to make money. one of the things, that has changed was the slave market.
Hi this is Drake from class 4-309 on our filed trip we mostly talked about change on the island and the buildings. Most of Water St. was covered by water and Old St. was too! Manhattan was sold FOR ONLY $25! Crazy right? The Native Americans sold it to them and they did not know what they were doing. Life was hard for the slaves they had to take a big long trip by boat and it was called the Middle Passage and it was HORRIBLE. Lots of people died because of sickness but they also died because they did not want to live so they refused to eat and some jumped of the boat, but the survivors lived for nothing because their life wouldn’t get any better because they would have to work for the rest of there lives every slave had a sad life. Thank you for reading this and have a nice day.