Soldiers in the Bonny Eagle Middle School civil war re-enactment are seventh-grade students, from left, Sam Lariviere, Victoria Cady and Sam Lovejoy.

Courtesy of Kathy Campbell

Civil War


Seventh-grade students at Bonny Eagle Middle School concluded their study of the Civil War with a daylong re-enactment.

This project integrated social studies, science, language arts, dance, music and theater. Songs and writings were studied along with foods, games, and customs of the time. Students learned to dance the Virginia reel, prepare lunch and eat foods that Civil War soldiers would have eaten, such as stews, cooked apples and pumpkins.

The study culminated with the re-enactment of Pickett’s Charge at Gettysburg. The students were given a demonstration of how a Civil War musket works by teacher Rick Hinds. Teacher Mark Andreasen organized the re-enactment.

Town meeting Saturday

The annual Buxton town meeting will convene at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 13, in Buxton Town Hall, 185 Portland Road.

The warrant for the 2009 annual town meeting and the new town report are available at Town Hall. There is no absentee voting on the municipal budget and only those attending the town meeting will be able to vote.

For more information, call Town Clerk John Myers at 929-6171.

Cutline (2803 soldiers) – Soldiers in the Bonny Eagle Middle School civil war re-enactment are seventh grade students, from left, Sam Lariviere, Victoria Cady, and Sam Lovejoy.

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