5th Graders Welcome Civil War Visitor

By Heather Varda, 5th Grade Language Arts/Social StudiesCivilWar_2

This week the 5th graders had a special visitor who time-traveled from 1864. Our guest was a private in the 4th Infantry Ohio, from the Civil War … Of course, this was our High School faculty member Bob Jones, who teaches Chinese; however, he was disguised as a German immigrant Union soldier. The kids were able to experience a simulation of “living history”, and the discussion helped reinforce facts the kids have learned in social studies recently about the Civil War.