News From Ramaz
This week, the 4th Grade classes took a special trip to the Museum of the City of New York to learn about Dutch New York (1624-1664). The children handled a variety of artifacts including wooden shoes, bed warmers, candle molds, beaver fur, and noisemakers that police used to stop criminals and announce emergencies. They discussed the significance of each item to the Dutch settlers. The children also learned how certain streets in lower Manhattan that still exist today got their names from the Dutch: Broadway, Wall Street, Beaver Street, Bridge Street, Whitehall (where Peter Stuyvesant lived) and Pearl Street.
The students were given their own maps of Dutch New York to take home. They learned a lot while having fun!