An American history lesson came to life for grade 7 students at Voorheesville Middle School. Members of the 125th New York Volunteer Regimental Association set up a living history encampment on school grounds on June 2 to teach students about the Civil War.
Students were divided into different “companies” for Civil War Day and rotated through a series of learning stations ranging from a medical tent to a drill station. Re-enactors led the workshops and taught students about the life of a soldier and their families through a hands-on approach. Students could handle clothing articles, taste typical food at an encampment, and participate in a drill based on historical records of soldier life.