Living History

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Nearly 100 district fifth-graders learned about one of the most famous battles of the Civil War during this year’s interactive and hands-on Elementary Living Book Project.

During the event, students from Arrowhead, Minnesauke, Nassakeag and Setauket elementary schools came together to participate in activities surrounding the book “Bull Run.” The program commenced with a reader’s theater event, which highlighted the different characters and themes from the book, along with important events that transpired. Throughout the remainder of the day, the students visited three different workshops; they created quilts and learned about wax stamping, traveled through a simulated underground railroad and created an informed action art piece.

“I liked when we made the letters because we got to write in pen and stamp the letter closed with colored hot glue but my favorite thing in the field trip was the underground railroad,” said Arrowhead fifth-grader Evan Meinsen.