Middle School Students Walk Through History

Last month, sixth-grade reading students at George Fischer Middle School took part in an annual historic walking tour of Carmel. 

The students learned all about the unique and rich history of Carmel and Putnam County during this collaborative annual lesson created by reading teachers Denise Santali and Lucy Weidenhamer and Social Studies teachers Keith Reilly and Robert Buccheri.

After the lesson, history came to life as the students then hiked four miles in full period 18th century uniforms, just as Revolutionary War soldiers did, through the Fred Dill Sanctuary and along the bike trail to the Sybil Ludington statue on Route 52.

The lesson concluded with a visit to the historic Putnam Courthouse where the students met with Putnam County Judge Anthony Molé. The Honorable Judge Molé recently send a letter to the students where he expressed how impressed he was by the students insightful and intelligent questions during their visit:

"I expect good things from all of you in the future," Molé wrote. "Remember, this is your County, and you have the power to make it a place you are proud to call home."