As an extension to Middletown's second language arts unit, our fourth grade STEM students are working on a research project on Commodore Thomas Macdonough. Our school is named after him and they wanted to know why. They have learned about his accomplishments and why he is so important to both Middletown and our nation. They have searched the internet, read, and have taken notes. They were able to interview Thomas Macdonough Russell, a descendant of Commodore Macdonough. We will also be visiting his grave site and the Middlesex Historical Society. Students will take what they learned and create a webpage to share their information with the world!