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Sixth grade students go on field trip to Maine State Museum

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THOMASTON, Maine — Sixth grade students from RSU 13’s Thomaston Grammar School participated in a Magical Prehistory Tour, which was a field trip to Maine State Museum, on Nov. 19, 2013.

The group participated in two workshops and toured the exhibits covering 12,000 years of Maine’s history. During the workshops, students made arrowheads and relief rubbings.

Students learned about the symbols in the early petroglyph artwork. The trip was used as a springboard for a writing prompt. Each student thought about a message he or she would want to leave, materials to use to create the message, and where the message would be placed for future people to find.

Art teacher Sue Johnson had the students create beautiful images of Prehistoric Cave Art after learning about the Lascaux Caves. This unit was enriched with the museum visit and inclusion of Art; it would not have been possible without the “Ticket to Ride” grant from the Maine Arts Commission.