Civil War Encampment to be Held at DCC

DUBOIS – DuBois Central Catholic will be the site of a Civil War Encampment staged by six re-enactors who will visit the school May 13 to show first-hand what life was like during this era of American History.

This will be the sixth year for hosting this educational event at DuBois Central Catholic Middle School.

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 the fifth through eighth grades to remember this historical event in American history.

Numerous tents, an outdoor fire and several memorabilia displays will be set up on the grassy areas for the students and faculty to enjoy during the day-long event.

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 Soldier, Cooking & Rations, Life of a Civilian During the Civil War, Soldier Drills and Medical History of the Civil War Times.

On May 4 the students enjoyed a pre-Civil War activity conducted by members of the school’s Civil War Club in costume.

This pre-event was made possible by “Teachers Discovery” and its travelling museum, which became an important part of creating a ‘living history experience’ for the students.

Kramer adds, “These Civil War events are all part of the social studies curriculum at DCC Middle School.”

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