"Each year my 5th graders attend the Living History Days on the Battle field. Presenters from all walks of life represent what life was like during the time of the civil war. From soldiers talking about battle, house wives and their role from sewing, baking, knitting…children and the games they would play. Presenters showing the students the clothing of the period. There have been gun and cannon demonstrations, presenters like Abe Lincoln…the list is endless. What a great day for the students to witness, touch, participate, and hear about life during the era of the Civil War.
So glad to have this opportunity to go every year. Mrs. Graves works tirelessly getting all the presenters to come in, setting up, scheduling and not to mention preparing her students to help those 2 days. They arrive in period dress they’ve made themselves, some are prepared to make presentations, some are guides around the battlefield."
-- Kim Collins, 5th Grade Social Studies Teacher,
Academic Team Coach, White Hall Elementary