Lighthouse Christian Academy hosted its annual History Faire on Saturday, May 17, at its campus in Stevensville. Students from kindergarten through sixth grades presented historical offerings from their time period of study, ranging from creation through present day. There were poetry recitations, dramatic interpretations, patriotic songs and speeches, and re-enactments. Upper school students supported the event with musical accompaniment. After the presentations, each class hosted an outdoor tent featuring food from their time period, and the sixth grade hosted a “Tent of Wonders” displaying recreations of the Seven Wonders of the World. The event was free and open to the community and showcased the culmination of the students’ work.
Earlier the same day at Kent Island Days, an annual community celebration of the history of Kent Island, students from grades three through nine who participate in the school’s chapter of the Institute of Cultural Communicators presented an oral History of Kent Island for the attending audience. Students recounted historical anecdotes arising from significant locations and inhabitants of Kent Island in full costume and with great dramatic flare.
Lighthouse Christian Academy is a K-12 Classical Christian school on Kent Island. For more information, visit their website at www.lcacademy.org
Copy and photos courtesy of Kathleen Guerra
Photo #1: Kindergarteners present all about Community Helpers at Lighthouse Christian Academy’s annual History Faire.
Photo #2: Focusing on Maryland history, first graders dressed as significant historical Maryland patriots and presented on the first settlements and early conflicts.
Photo #3: Third graders, representing Medieval and Renaissance history, presented a short play about Richard the Lionheart.
Photo #4: The fifth grade class, including (from left) Ryan Corbin, Rachel Guerra, Jamie Easter, and Rachel Roberson, wrote and acted out “That Time Travel Show”, a 1950s news show that sent a reporter back in time to events of significance between the 1850s and present day, including the Wright Brothers’ first flight and women’s suffrage.