Westward Expansion Projects

EMS fifth graders are currently studying Westward Expansion. Today, Mrs. Riley's class presented their research topics, over Skype, to Kevin Snider's Hoover Elementary class in Stockton, CA. In the photo below, the classes wave to each other across 3000 miles.
As well, yesterday, Mrs. Eastwood conducted a rehearsal for the entire fifth grade as they are learning a few songs from the Westward Expansion era (Mrs. Eastwood's husband, Steve, accompanied on the banjo). A video sample from their rehearsal is provided below. The 5th Grade will perform these songs Thursday morning (9 a.m.) in the Gymkhana.