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Trunk from Kennesaw National Battlefield Park Lands at Woodland Elementary

Sandy Springs students saw reproductions of soldier uniforms, newspapers, and other daily use items of the 1860s.

From Deana R King

Fifth grade students at Woodland Elementary School recently brought history into the classroom with the help of a “Traveling Trunk” borrowed from the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park.

The trunk held reproductions of soldier uniforms, newspapers, and other daily use items of the 1860s. Students had the opportunity to try on a uniform, examine the artifacts, research the Civil War, and create hardtack – a simple, long lasting hard biscuit made from flour, salt, and water – as part of their instruction.

The hands-on activities were fun and kept the students focused, engaged, and learning.

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