Riverside English Country Dancing and the Sons of
the American Revolution (SAR) Riverside participate
at History Day L.A. at Azusa Pacific University. Redlands Zanja Fife and
Drum (pronounced "Zankee") also participated and provided lively period
drum and music. History Day L.A. is part of a national program that
encourages students to prepare posters, exhibits, papers, websites,
performances, and documentary presentations on a historical theme.
These projects will be judged by community members and social science
professionals. Participation in History Day L.A. provides opportunities for
students to meet content standards and improve academic achievement.
As an authentic performance assessment measure, teachers can utilize
History Day projects to easily assess the knowledge and skills of their
The Riverside and Redlands Chapters of the SAR set up a Revolutionary
War encampment including an enlistment booth, Betsy Ross helping
students make a perfect 5-point-star with ‘one cut’, a meeting with George
Washington, and participation in genuine 18h Century dances. The day
also included a muster of the color guard (uniformed) along with militia
members (period civilian costumes) for a short march and close order
The links will take you to photos of the event, videos of muskets firing, and
students and some teachers participating in dances.
Check out the links to the left, and come and join us in Riverside for a fun
evening of English Country Dancing (info at EnglishCountryDancing.org).