History came alive for elementary school students who designed a project to experience living the civil war life in fifth grade.

The students learned and performed antebellum dances, and lined up for marching orders from a sergeant in uniform.  They learned and played games that were common in both the Union and Confederate camps.

Living the Civil War Life in Fifth Grade

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At Brookwood Elementary School, it wasn’t enough to just read about the Civil War.  These fifth graders did the best they could to live the history.

The second annual Civil War Day was held at the school.  The program was organized by a group of teachers who wanted to provide students with a more authentic and powerful connection to American history.


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