8th Graders Turn "Living Historians" for a Day

SCVi's 8th grade learners transformed into "living historians" on May 22 as they role-played generals, soldiers, doctors, nurses, belles, and more to bring to life the Civil War era they had been learning about in the classroom at the 2nd Annual Civil War Living History event, held at the historic Rancho Camulos Museum in nearby Piru.


An event like this is project-based learning at its best, as learners prepared for months, at school and at home, to demonstrate their knowledge and creativity. They researched the era, assigned and learned roles, prepared costumes, and made props and items considered modern technologies at the time, like cannons and the telegraph. It was a major undertaking, re-creating everything from famous battle scenes and medical tents, to war encampments and the sutlery where people shopped for conveniences like soap and candles.


All of SCVi's staff and learners took turns visiting this Civil War Living History event during the day. Families, friends, and community members also came out in support. Here's a look back at this amazing day for our 8th grade learners:

All photos 2014 by Renee Bowen. All rights reserved. 


Read about SCVi's Civil War Living History event in the local media:




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