Students Get Hands-On Learning at Civil War Day

Sitting in a classroom and reading out of a book is how most kids learn their history, but on Wednesday, that mold was broken as kids put on some costumes, headed outdoors and transported back to the 1860s.

It's all apart of D.C. Everest's yearly Civil War Reenactment to give 8th graders a chance to really dive into what they've learned during the year.

"Interaction is a good way to learn and hands-on work is always more exciting," said 8th grader, Ryan Begley. "We don't always have to sit in desks all day and get to dress in fancy costumes," added fellow student, Olivia Coleman.

There were 10 stations throughout Kennedy Park in Schofield with different interactive activities like how to make a pup-tent and a breastwork wall. This event usually happens the first Wednesday after Memorial Day and is also open to the public.


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