Oh, what a day we had at Pullman National Historical Park! It was one of those days where you're learning, laughing, and just completely immersed in the experience. We kicked off the day with a game called "What Year Was That?" and let me tell you, it was the perfect icebreaker. We were guessing, laughing, and really getting into the spirit of things. Then, we embarked on a tour of Pullman. This wasn't just any tour; Ranger Alex made sure we soaked in every bit of history and charm that Pullman has to offer. It was like walking through a living history book!
We designed our own planned community. We took inspiration from the Pullman community, both its past and present. It was fascinating to see everyone's creative ideas come to life. We also dived into some books on Labor Day and came up with some really innovative lesson ideas. It's amazing how much you can learn when you're having fun.
Post-lunch was all about creativity. We designed and created our own stained glass windows. Did you know that Pullman is known for its stunning stained glass? We do now, and we even got to make our own! Then came the engineering challenge - building our own Pullman Cars to scale. It sounds easy, right? Well, it's trickier than it looks, but oh so rewarding when you get it right.
We wrapped up the day with a read-aloud of "The Witness Trees." It was a touching way to end our journey. Each of us then drew and water color painted bricks from around Pullman and wrote Haikus and Free Verse Poems. We left our artistic mark on the park, and it felt great.
This day was so much more than an educational trip. It was a day filled with creativity, history, and a whole lot of fun. And guess what? We're doing it all over again on March 22, 2024, with a whole new set of activities. If you're interested, come join us - it's going to be another amazing day!
Thanks to the amazing staff at Pullman National Historical Park AND the Historic Pullman Foundation!!
PS- All of the lesson ideas from today are posted on the "Experience Pullman" page!