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A Renaissance education
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Kate Marden of the Presenters of Living History demonstrates how her hawk "Mariposa" flies in search of food during her falconry class during Dutcher Middle School's Renaissance Day on Tuesday. - photo by CANDY PADILLA / The Journal

Dutcher Middle School expanded its interactive history endeavors on Tuesday with its first ever Renaissance Day for seventh grade students. During the event, students expanded their knowledge on a variety of Renaissance-related activities including wheat weaving, poppet making, medicine and falconry—all of which tied into the students' World History curriculum. The school’s history activities will carry on today with interactive lessons on United States History curriculum during Dutcher's traditional Civil War Day for eighth graders, where students will learn more about Civil War weaponry, marching drills and games.