Students and teachers of Chalone Peaks Middle School once again created a great event yesterday. Helped by parents and loyal reenactors, everyone worked together to make the 2018 Civil War reenactment a learning experience without equal. History came alive before young people’s eyes and will live in their minds always.
Author at work (Photo by Vibeke Hanneman)
Lincoln sharing his thoughts (Photo by Vibeke Hanneman)
Harriet Tubman revealing the evils of slavery. (Photo by Vibeke Hanneman)
Confederates advance (Photo by Vibeke Hanneman)
Union soldiers defend. (Photo by Vibeke Hanneman)
BOOM! (Photo by Vibeke Hanneman)
Students and teachers of Chalone Peaks Middle School close each school year with a history and civics project – a day long reenactment of events from our Civil War. Here are some of Ed Haskell’s great pictures from the 15th annual Civil War reenactment.
Students, teachers, parents and guests honor Civil War veterans interred at King City Cemetery.
Lee and Lincoln greet each other after a the ceremony.
Hostilities commence with a skirmish between pickets.
The Union defends!
Harriet Tubman speaks with students.
President Lincoln addresses the troops
Son Jeremy and I walked over the battlefield at Gettysburg on a mild June evening in 2009. I recorded my thoughts in a journal and would like to share them on the 150th anniversary of the battle. Beryl Belsky, editor of The Writer’s Drawer, has published my remarks. The link is below.
Mr. Miller and I try to figure out what happens next!
Students and teachers recreated the final charge at First Manassas or Bull Run.
President Lincoln offered remarks at our 2012 ceremony in the King City cemetery. He urged us to call our soldiers’ service to mind.