8th ANNUAL CIVIL WAR DAY AT DCC
… A LIVING HISTORY EVENT…
DuBois Central Catholic will be the site of a Civil War Workshop staged by eight re-enactors who will visit the school on Friday, May 11, to show first-hand what life was like during this era of American History. This will be the 8th year for hosting this educational event at DuBois Central Catholic Middle School. The workshop will run from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
According to organizers Tara Kramer, DCC middle school teacher, and Sharon Aaron, a re-enactor and former DCC teacher, the goal is making it an authentic experience for the students in grades 6 through 8 to remember this historical event in American history.
Six learning centers have been designated for students to see artifacts and hear about life during the Civil War. Some of the centers include Life of a Civil War Refugee, Cooking & Rations, Life of a Civilian During the Civil War, Medical History of the times, and Parlor Games. The highlight of the workshop will be the appearance of Abe Lincoln, an impersonator who has attended other such school events, who will be addressing the students.
Kramer concludes, “These Civil War events are all part of the social studies curriculum at DCC Middle School.”