What an absolutely amazing field trip! Riley's Farm is about 2 hours from our home here on the coast, but the views and the lessons learned were well worth the drive!!! We took part in their Revolutionary War Day including stations filled with hands on experiences, a soldier's ration for lunch, and a skirmish with the Red Coats at the end of the day. When we arrived, they divided our co-op into townships. We were Concord, a patriot township! We were taxed by the Red Coats, signed up in secret to fight as sons and daughters of liberty, and won the battle at the end of the day.
We all learned so much and enjoyed every moment of the day.
The Smiths came with us as well as all our dear friends at CFS.
Our Homeschool Bus, aka Kelly's van
Views on the drive to the farm
Faith and Luke
Learning to obey commands from our officer and how to hold and fire our weapons.
Visiting a blacksmith where he taught us how to make musket balls and hammer horseshoes.
Ah,the British soldiers. Luke and Hayley played parts with scripts and were tax for using too much paper and planning a wedding. What a great lesson.
Hayley was a witness in a trial for someone who had taken supplies from a British ship.
Learning to weave on a loom
Signing to fight for FREEDOM
Playing games from the time period
Marching to battle
Our wonderful cooperative, CFS Carlsbad