What was every-day life like for children during the Colonial Era? Fourth grade students at Brookside Place School have a very good idea thanks to the insights of Ms. Katherine Craig, a presenter from Boxwood Hall in Elizabeth, NJ. She recently visited the four fourth grade classes to discuss what it was like to grow up in Colonial New Jersey. Topics covered what children studied in school, what games they played, and what they wore.
Boxwood Hall was the home of Elias Boudinot from 1772 to 1795. Mr. Boudinot was the president of the Continental Congress and a signer of the Treaty of Paris in 1783 which ended the American Revolution. In fact George Washington visited the home on his way to New York for his inauguration as the first President of the United States. Presenters from Boxwood Hall have a long-held tradition of visiting Brookside Place School and providing students with a fun look back through history.