ILS 7th graders and their homeroom teacher, Aleksandra Matyushina, paid a weekend visit to a paleontological village near Nakhodka and nearby Atlanta Valley.
The village is a complex of historical reconstructions at an archaeological site, as well as open sky museum. Museum staff dressed in ethnic costumes took our students on an excursion through homes built during the Old and New Stone ages, the early Iron Age, and the Middle Ages.
The students also visited Atlanta Valley, a truly beautiful place, featuring unique stone sculptures and compositions, some of which seem to defy the laws of physics. By one of them, a heart-shaped outcropping of stone, the students stopped to have their picture taken.
"My students and I often have excursions like this," notes Aleksandra Matyushina. "The students meet interesting people and see and learn about many new things as they study their native region, its history and nature."