10th ANNUAL CIVIL WAR WORKSHOP TO BE HELD AT DCC
… A LIVING HISTORY EVENT…
DuBois Central Catholic will be the site of the school’s annual Civil War Workshop staged by eleven re-enactors who will visit the school on Friday, May 10, to show first-hand what life was like during this era of American History. This will be the 10th year for hosting this educational event for students 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.
Seven 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, Medical History of the times, Army Drills, and Metal Works with BCAT artisans Melissa Lovingood and Holly Roddenbery. The highlight of the workshop will once again be the appearance of Abe Lincoln, an impersonator who attends other such school events to address the students.
Kramer concludes, “These Civil War events are all part of the social studies curriculum at DCC Middle School.”