On Thursday, Nov. 29 second-graders from Wewahitchka Elementary enjoyed a fun-filled day exploring the lifestyle and daily struggles of pioneers from previous centuries. While life was not nearly as complex as today’s society associated with computers and cell phones it was not without challenges. The men and women of the 18th Century were faced with the physical stress of producing many of the goods and services that Americans take for granted. The students were fascinated with the visual of a one-room schoolhouse, a blacksmith with his tools of the trade, and the medical practice of practitioners who once took house calls and traded livestock for services rendered. American History is entrenched in the core of our educational ideology. Do we really learn and educate the next generation of students based on our ancestors’ way of life? Absolutely, second-grade students today are the American workforce of tomorrow and are ready to explore the world and continue the evolution of everyday life.