Nathalie C. Lilavois, Ed.D.
Elementary Living Book Project I & II
History Comes Alive
Underground Railroad Experience
Stony brook University partner, Lauren Kaushansky engages 3Village fifth graders in the Underground Railroad Experience.
Miniature Battle Reenactment
Former 3 Village Social Studies teacher, Jerry Lannngan sets up Civil War military miniatures with retired teacher, Angelo Giordano.
Homefront Experience: Quilting
Students use patterned paper to create quilt squares using Underground Railroad quilt codes.
Homefront Experience: Letter Writing
Students write with quills and ink on parchment.
Homefront Experience: Wax Seals
Students use their initial to seal their letters with wax.
Students interact with re-enactors from Company K, 67th NY Historical Association and visit a Civil War Encampment at the Smithtown Historical Society.
"I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for the leadership and superlative effort that you demonstrated in bringing the first Elementary Living Book Project to fruition. You worked with the teachers, Lauren, and outside representatives in a truly collaborative manner, incorporating various ideas and encouraging creativity and innovation. The orchestration and implementation of the day exceeded all my expectations. You are to be highly commended."
Cheryl Pedisich, Superintendent
Three Village Central School District
" This was an outstanding, age appropriate activity.
... if this project is continued next year, we will all be happy to be involved again. The youngsters were on their very best behavior throughout the day. It is too bad that this type of activity has to be seen as a special event rather than the norm of how we proceed." Jerry Lannigan
" Excellent way to present different points of view and experiences of the participants at that time. Thanks for making us a part of this event. The children were responsive, inquisitive, and so well prepared."
Joseph Fanuele, Co.K 67th NY