Lessons on the Civil War

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Historical lessons came to life before the eyes of Rocky Point Middle School seventh-grade students in Gregory Havranek’s social studies class as they performed a Civil War re-enactment on the battle of Pickett's Charge. 

During the activity, students dressed up in the colors for their sides; those representing the North wore blue and the South wore grey or white. The southern students marched across the battlefield toward the northern line where they demonstrated the proper way of marching in the Civil War while the confederate soldiers recreated the "Rebel Yell" to intimidate the north.
The students realized how difficult it would have been for 15,000 confederate soldiers to march with no protection to the northern line and how the failure at Pickett's Charge was a turning point in the Civil War.