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KIC Takes Kids Back in Time

7/8/2009 —

DuBois – Children enrolled in Kids in College at Penn State DuBois this summer are traveling through time.  The four-day Time Traveler course examines various periods in history through fun activities and by relating historical periods to familiar characters.


"We've joined Robin Hood's Merry Men and trained to be Pony express riders this week," said instructor Marge Pendzick, who explained that the recognizable characters keep kids interested in the lessons, which also focus on accurate history.  "We looked at pictures of real 13th century castles, and they can see that history was no Cinderella story," Pendzick said.  "But it really gives them a grasp on historical people and places they've heard about while having fun doing it."


The children have also stormed a castle, made swords and costumes, and walked through an ancient Roman town.  The young time travelers even stopped by to help the Wright Brothers build their flying machine. 


More than 700 children registered for this year's Kid's in College classes. For more information, contact Sueann Doran at 814-375-4716.

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