St. Regis School Celebrates Colonial Williamsburg
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI – St. Regis Catholic School Advancements in Education
Here at St.Regis, our faculty embraces Howard Garner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences. We realize and acknowledge that we all learn differently and
we design our curriculum with hopes of providing authentic, differentiated experiences for our students. Students throughout this semester’s Colonial
Williamsburg collaborative project collaborative project learn about and study life in the 18th century. Various lessons are created to allow for the students to research the trades that our founding fathers worked during Colonial Williamsburg and then create some of the products and materials that were used during this timeframe as well.
Moving in the new educational direction, St. Regis Catholic School instructors focus on differentiated instruction and cross-curricular education. For example, the students take a look into the political scope of what was happening in
society during this time period. They might also have to provide a speech on their opinions on a specific view or speak as if they too were living during this timeframe. Students investigate the customs and traditions of the
time and how people overcame the many limitations they were encountered with. This provides a real appreciation for 21st technology and the many conveniences it offers to us today.
The culmination of the studying and learning the customs, traditions and trades of this time period, students create a Colonial Williamsburg for the community and school to visit. It is a wonderful conclusion to many months of hard
work. Students come dressed in their costumes, present at a booth or conduct a trade skill reenactment. Our parents spend many hours baking and creating food dishes to share from this time period, so students can taste
the wonderful foods of Colonial Williamsburg.
This project is much more than a lesson, it is a wonderful Best Practice of how a team of teachers, students and parents can collaboratively work together to create lessons that allow history to come alive!
We invite the community to come out and visit our Colonial Williamsburg this Friday from 10AM to Noon.
St. Regis Catholic School
Elementary and Academy
3691 Lincoln Road
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48301