"It's almost like they step out of a time capsule into the 18th Century and then climb back out of it at 3:00 when their day ends," said Patti Harris.
The students and teachers at Brentwood School in Sandersville lived a day in the life of early settlers Thursday to celebrate Colonial Day. For the last 6 weeks, students have been learning about the American Revolution and how people lived back then, and history teacher Patti Harris says they wanted students to have a hands-on understanding. To do that, she says it's about more than just what's in a textbook.
"We realized that other than just glossing over a chapter in the social studies book and learning about those people, that it would mean more and that they would always remember if they experienced firsthand the sacrifices that those patriots made," Harris said.