(From left to right) Derrick Brown, Kareem Bayrakdar, Tess Klygis and Sarah Saber were among Elm School students who conducted in-depth research as part of Civil War Week, a school tradition for more than 20 years.
Courtesy of: Bridget McGuiggan
Elm School recently hosted its annual Civil War Week for fifth graders.
Following a tradition of nearly two decades, students were immersed in Civil War history lessons. With assigned names and ranks, students learned about the era through a variety of study topics, ranging from common medical conditions to the type of photography equipment used during that time.
Students also learned the basics of saluting, marching and camp-life, and heard from a Civil War re-enactor. Their knowledge was put to the test with jeopardy-style trivia and rewarded with a meal of cornbread flapjacks. The week ended on March 15 with the conclusion of the war and the revealing of a secret spy.
Left: Elm students (back row) Amy Zhao, Michael Matura, George Feng, (front row) Nadia Hamadeh and Victor Buccellato struggled not to smile during a classic-style photo taking during Civil War Week.