Trinity’s sixth grade class is gearing up to present their “American Civil War Living History Museum,” complete with five authentic American civil war reenactors who will tell their stories in character and reenact history from both the Union and Confederacy sides.
For the past 3 months, Trinity’s sixth grade class has been deep in preparation for the school’s annual American Civil War Living History Museum. In December, each student was given a specific biographical figure with the assignment to create a 2-4 minute presentation that includes transforming into the character with props, and being able to explain their historical timeline with the assistance of photos and maps they have created. They must also be able to answer questions based on the experiences of their character.
During the reenactment, Trinity’s sixth grade class, their families, and attendees will witness authentic American Civil War soldiers and their families (reenactors) portray life on the battlefield with living quarters, artillery, along with a demonstration and firing of Black Powder Guns.
The American Civil War Living Museum and witnessing the reenactment of what life was like in the 1860s will give students an almost authentic historical perspective and an experience they could never receive in a classroom. Immersing themselves into these characters and then witnessing the reenactment on the battlefield provides an appreciation of the trials and sacrifices American soldiers and their families experienced.
Family and attendees can see this event at Trinity Classical Academy on Friday, February 24. The Living History Museum will be from 10:30 a.m. to 12:25 p.m. and the reenactment will take place from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Trinity Classical Academy is a coeducational, college preparatory, independent, liberal arts transitional kindergarten through twelfth grade school that was founded in 2001 with 28 students on the classical, Christian educational model. Trinity is one of the fastest growing and largest classical, Christian schools in the country with enrollment topping 570 students. The mission of Trinity Classical Academy has remained consistent: to offer a challenging education, grounded in the Christian faith and the classical tradition, to produce young men and women of virtue, wisdom, purpose and courage.