Pa. teacher uses grant to enhance students' learning about the Civil War

04/20/2014 | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

History teacher Ross Farmer used a $750 grant to buy a 150-year-old canteen, artillery shells and other Civil War-era artifacts to boost instruction to his students at Belle Vernon Area Middle School in Pennsylvania. Farmer's students write journals about the lives of members of the military during the war. "By having the opportunity to hold, examine, and compare items used in battle and in everyday camp life, students will have a much deeper understanding of the life of a soldier and the horrors of war," Farmer said.

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