Imagine George Washington, Queen Esther, the Ancient Greeks, and Martin Luther all in the same room.
One day a year, this scene becomes a reality when GCA celebrates its annual History Day.
History Day is a special event at GCA, and the morning drop-off line is especially colorful as notable men and women from our past enter the building. From Adam and Eve to recent history, students dress up as a historical character from the time period they are currently studying.
The morning of History Day serves as a dress rehearsal, and that night is the actual History Day presentation and GCA open house.
Reading a textbook may inform students of the events of history, but assuming the role of an individual from history, studying that person, doing a report and speech about that person--those are things that really can bring history to life.
What the parents, students and staff get to see is history come to life. As time progresses during the presentation—Ancient History, Medieval History, Renaissance, American History, 20th Century, 21st Century—what unfolds is a beautiful story of our past and how God demonstrates His sovereignty and His will throughout the ages.
Following History Day, the pages of the GCA calendar seem to speed up with numerous activities. With only a few weeks left until summer break, the days are filled with preparations for the Science Fair, Battle Grammatica, the Spelling Bee, and for the first time this year, Math Jeopardy.