Sixth Grade Students Visit Biltmore Estate
Sixth grade students traveled to Asheville, North Carolina to learn about the history of the Biltmore Estate, and its many treasures. Prior to the visit, students read the award winning novel, Serafina and the Black Cloak, by Robert Beatty which takes place at the estate. The novel is an exciting new mystery-thriller about an unusual girl who lives secretly in the basement of the grand Biltmore Estate. This novel became a New York Times Bestseller in the first week of its release. Additionally, the educational tour served to enhance the sixth grade history SOLs to include explaining the rise of big business, the growth of industry, and life on American farms.