EDISON, NJ -- Fifth grade students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison presented their end of term Social Studies project, which was a series of short plays based on Greek myths. This term, students learned not only about the history of the ancient Greek people, but also the importance of the oral tradition, storytelling, and drama in a time before the written word.
The myths performed were Theseus and the Minotaur, Perseus and the Gorgon, Jason and the Golden Fleece, and the Trojan War. Students adapted the stories and wrote their own scripts, designed and made their own props and costumes, and directed their own performances. Wardlaw+Hartridge fifth graders know how to bring history to life!
The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison is Central Jersey’s premier PreK-12 independent school. The campus is located at 1295 Inman Ave. in North Edison, near the Scotch Plains border and just five miles from downtown Westfield. It is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational day school that prepares students to lead and succeed in a world of global interconnection. Wardlaw+Hartridge provides an educational atmosphere characterized by academic challenge, support for individual excellence, diversity, and a familial sense of community.