George, the American Eagle flies

flying kite

Students fly “George the Eagle” a hand-made kite from Indonesia that was given to the students by a generous benefactor many years ago. The name was inspired because George Washington was the first American president and the Eagle is the national bird.

flying eagle kiteThe students enjoyed running in the open field and watching “George” fly above them in the bright blue sky. They foraged wild persimmons and crabapples while exploring the kite flying field. Watch George fly!(video below)

 

“George” is now hanging in the classroom and observes the students as they work.

One thought on “George, the American Eagle flies

  1. It is a great way for students to feel connected to historical figures. this will make it easier for the actual history lessons to stick in their brains.

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