Parker Homestead Field Trip

The IACS fourth and fifth grade class took a field trip on Wednesday October 3 to the Parker Pioneer Homestead located south of Harrisburg. The students had an opportunity to learn about how things were back in the day, including rope making, the process of making sorghum molasses, kettle corn,wash day, broom making and corn meal being made. All of these things were done in the way that they were over 100 years ago. In addition the students got to see real log cabins, an old time school house and church house, a general store and the medicines that were used back in pioneer times. They saw a real ice box that kept things cool with ice and no electricity. Audra Scales said “ I like the kettle corn the best. “

The trip brings to life the social studies curriculum as the students study the westward expansion.