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Local students learn about eastern N.C. by exploring historic lighthouses

The 4th graders at Glen Arden Elementary School have been researching lighthouses and learning why they were so important for the safety of ships on the sea. (Photo credit: WLOS staff)

Students at one local elementary school are going coastal to complete their their social studies assignment.

The students are discovering North Carolina's beautiful lighthouses, like Cape Lookout on the southern Outer Banks.

The 4th graders at Glen Arden Elementary School have been researching these magnificent structures, and learning why they were so important for the safety of ships on the sea.

Their teacher says it was eye-opening for her students to discover the eastern part of the state.

"They've learned about Roanoke Island, and they've learned about the Wright Brothers, and this was their big lighthouse project," sid their teacher, Susan Rana.

"I did my project on six different lighthouses," said one of her students, Ryleigh, a 4th-grader. "I did Cape Hatteras , Cape Lookout, Cape Fear, Bald Head, Brody Island, and a few others, but I forgot."

"The messy clay because it got my shirt all dirty and my hands and stuff," said another student, Cooper. "It was kinda fun."

It took about an hour and a half for each student to present their work, but they said it was well worth the time spent in the classroom.


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