Hi, we're back again. But, this time, we just came back from a trip into... history!!! We've been learning about the history of our city, Troy! Before the pioneers came here, Michigan was not the same as it is today. It was like a swampy forest. Can you believe it? Right where you are standing (or sitting) was once an enormous swampy forest. Then, people started to come here because they could get cheap land to farm. But, we are learning that life was hard back then. Today, we went on a journey back in time, through the Erie Canal, across Lake Erie, and through the woods to Troy in 1836. We each had a job that brought us here, and we acted out our jobs for the class. Then, we answered questions about how we got here and what life was like for us. And that's how we traveled back in time!
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