A couple of teachers at Cram Middle School decided to give a lesson about the Civil War. But, instead of reading articles or searching for videos online, the teachers felt a more hands on approach would be more effective. So they held a re-enactment. Students dressed in Civil War uniforms, created regiments and fought on the athletic field. How much more did the students learn from this experience?
Barb Godby, English teacher, Cram Middle School
Matt Funston, Social Studies teacher, Cram MiddleSchool
Brilliant!! So excited to hear of students getting the opportunity to get outside, get hands-on & get first hand knowledge from experts!! Thank you teachers for thinking outside! Please encourage your colleagues to do the same so more kids can have these opportunities. Ida Mia –Jan 27, 2012 10:34:39 AM
Our hope is that the program will grow not only at our school, but beyond into other schools in the district. We really believe that there is more than just a history lesson going on here, but a real opportunity for the students to learn and practice those interpersonal skills that make a great team in order to accomplish a goal. Kids need more of that nowadays. Matt Funston –Jan 27, 2012 10:38:43 AM