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James Madison Visits Saint Frances Cabrini School


Last month, an actor portraying James Madison, author of the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and the 4th President of the United States, transported the 5th grade students at Saint Frances Cabrini School back to the year 1790. “President Madison” from Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, spoke to students about the ideals that founded our country: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. He told students that there is nothing greater than a blank piece of parchment, because it can become anything, adding that each one of them is like that piece of parchment at this point in their studies. He also role-played with students to demonstrate how the government works together in order to be successful. Many students shared that their favorite part of the program was when he invited 5th grade students to join him in acting out an 18th century duel. Saint Frances Cabrini School was selected for this special honor because 5th grade Social Studies teacher, Gina Livingston, attended the Colonial Williamsburg Teachers Institute in July 2014. If any 5th grade teacher in the Diocese is interested in more information on the Teachers Institute, contact Gina Livingston at glivingston@sfcschool.org.