Joint assembly in Fort Plain highlights
Students in grades 4 and 7 in Fort Plain
recently watched an assembly by Capital Repertory’s “On the Go”
The assembly - entitled “A Friend of a Friend:
Tales of the Underground Railroad from the Capital Region,” - used
New York State archival documents to bring to life the impact of the
Fugitive Slave Act in the Capital Region. The program covered topics
aligned with the Common Core Standards for social studies.
Students have studied the use of slavery as an
economic institution, the abolition movement, and the eventual
abolition of slavery with the passage of the 13th Amendment.
Students also explored how this movement impacted the United States
as a nation, and learned how the Capital Region was instrumental in
the Underground Railroad.
“This performance ties directly in to what is
being taught to students in their social studies classroom,” said
seventh grade teacher Katie Sacco.
The Capital Rep “On the Go” program was
sponsored by the Fort Plain High School’s OK2XL Chapter (a talented
and gifted program). The OK2XL program sponsors annual trips and
in-house assemblies to enhance student study by integrating arts in