Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Field Trip: Blue and Gray Days

We've been studying the Civil War and I had high hopes for field trips to enrich our study.  Unfortunately, we haven't been able to manage any trips.  Much to my delight, I discovered a local Civil War re-enactment that was just an hour away.  We were able to join in the activities of Blue and Gray Days for the day on Friday, October 18.
We got to meet General Robert E. Lee.

A visit in the military camp.
Playing graces and other Civil War era games.

Making beans and johnny cakes for dinner.
We got to experience the firing of a Civil War era cannon.
This was the perfect addition to our Civil War study.  I cherish our opportunity to learn in a hands and minds on manner. 

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