2nd Grade Field Trip: Latta PlantationLocation: 5225 Sample  Road, Huntersville, NC 28078
Date: Tuesday, October 3
Leave GCA: 8:45 am
Return to GCA: 2:00 pm
Registration Close Date: Thursday, September 28
Cost: $12.50 per student. Adults pay Mrs. Gurney $5 the day of trip (Student charge will be applied to your ParentsWeb account.)

What to wear: Red GCA Shirt, comfortable shoes, and rain gear if weather forecast warrants it
What to bring: Bag lunch, disposable water bottle, optional: Extra money for the gift shop

Description: GCA 2nd graders will be traveling to Historic Latta Plantation. They will explore the dynamics of a 19th century back-country plantation and the lives of those who lived and worked here at Latta. Roles discussed include the planter family and enslaved African Americans (skilled artisans, field hands, house servants.) Included in the program are tours of the plantation house, cook house, and slave cabin. Students will learn about 19th century schools and how they compare to modern learning experiences. Children get to use hornbooks, slates, and more as they go back in time for an educational experience they will not forget! Each student will have the opportunity to dip a birthday size candle to take home. During this program, the children will learn how candles were hand-dipped in the early 1800s. The students will participate in outdoor games that were played by children 200 years ago.