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Studying the Civil War

During this unit in social studies I studied the Civil War. For showcase we created a live museum. I researched important people during the Civil War time period, created a life-size sketch of a Confederate soldier, and wrote a story about a Union soldier. We also took a field trip to the Texas Civil War Museum. At the Civil War museum we got to hold some of the guns they used in the Civil War, try some of the food they ate called hard tack, and look at a couple models of Civil War battles kids made. We also looked at the medical supplies they used and at cannons.

One cool thing that happened was that my dad came to the school to tell us about my great-great-great grandfather who was a Union soldier in the Civil War. We got to see the rifle he used during the Civil War and hear about his life. At showcase everything was on display for our parents to see.