From the Falcon’s Nest: Pioneer Village

pioneerEarlier this month our 3rd graders visited Pioneer Village in North Phoenix. During their visit the students toured the living history museum, depicting what Arizona was like back in the Old West during the days of the pioneers.

pioneer 2Surrounded by historic buildings, and 90 acres of unpaved streets, old-fashioned dwellings, and pristine desert, students took a self-guided tour through the town’s blacksmith shop, school house, church, sheriff’s office, and dress shop and learned about the tools and artifacts of Arizona’s early residents.

After panning for gold and a shady picnic lunch, the children witnessed a wild west show featuring costumed characters and live stunts.

It’s your participation in the Food for Thought Program that enabled our students to learn how settlers lived and worked in our diverse frontier. Thank you for providing learning experiences just like this one for our students. Your participation brings education to life!