Students Bring Civil War to Life: Re-Enact Battle by Living Life like a Soldier
Schneider, Suzin, The Washington Times (Washington, DC)
Wounded boys laid on the side of the trail and girls mourned as Union army soldiers marched into Bon Air Park.
Moments later the Confederates arrived. The Battle of Bon Air Park erupted.
For the seventh-graders of Swanson Middle School in Arlington, the year was 1864 and the Civil War was raging.
The students had been studying the Civil War since the second week of classes. They read novels about the war, saw artifacts from Fort Ward Park and listened to guests speakers.
They also had a chance to bring what they learned to life.
The Battle of Bon Air Park, said history teacher Cathy Hix, is "the culminating act to put it all …
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Publication information: Article title: Students Bring Civil War to Life: Re-Enact Battle by Living Life like a Soldier. Contributors: Schneider, Suzin - Author. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: November 6, 1998. Page number: 8. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 1998 Gale Group.
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