This week, Kadima 6th and 7th graders will be visiting the Washington DC area as part of their social studies unit. Today, they explored Jamestown, Virginia, which was the site of the first permanent settlement in the Americas in 1607. Students were able to visit the site of an archaeological dig, and encountered glass blowers and "pioneers" that allowed them to relive the moments that started what at the time was a new nation in the new world. Students met costumed historical interpreters who described and demonstrated daily colonial life. From Jamestown, students traveled to Colonial Williamsburg, where they saw an interpretation of a colonial American city and exhibits of for restored buildings, including the Capitol Building. This form of experiential education allowed our Kadima students to learn history by living history in a classroom without limits.