( CBS News) WALNUT COVE, N.C. - In most schools, getting kids to care about Civil War history is a losing battle, but at London Elementary in Walnut Cove, N.C., they’re winning the war - by reliving it.
For three full school days every spring, the fifth graders walk out of their classrooms and into one of the most elaborate grade-school history lessons in America.
“It hit me,” Kloe said. “If it was real, I’d see my best friend fall on the ground and not get back up.”
Most history teachers work a lifetime hoping for a fraction of that connection.
Props to Teacher Eric Marshall for making history fun and worth learning about.