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History in Action

Knowing the power in being able to touch the historical artifacts that one is studying, our history teacher, Mr. Carron, coordinated for a local historian to bring in his private collection.

Goal

Help students to better comprehend history by seeing, touching and talking about the tools used during the Revolutionary War.

What did students learn:

  • What equipment and weapons were prevalent during the revolutionary war

  • The feel, function and weight of those tools and weapons


How did they learn:

  • Interacting with a local historian

  • Touching, carrying and exploring replicas of revolutionary weapons and equipment

  • Firing a musket!



Bottom Line:

When we get the chance, we bring books to life………….including firing a real musket during class time!

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