Students Get Lesson in Civil War Living

Re-enactors from Third Michigan Volunteer Infantry, Company F, based in Grand Rapids, recently brought history to life for Byron Center West Middle School students.

The group, which aims to educate the public and preserve Civil War life, spent the day sharing their knowledge. 

“It was a great day of authentic learning for our students,” said Jason Kaiser,  7th and 8th grade history teacher. “They were able to see, first hand, what life was like during the Civil War.

Byron Center West Middle School students learn about life in the 1860s from Civil War re-enactors

Civil War re-enactors line up for battle at Byron Center West Middle School






A Civil War re-enactor helps students write the old-fashioned way










Erin Albanese
Erin Albanese has worked as a journalist in the Grand Rapids area since 2000. A graduate of Central Michigan University, she has written for The Grand Rapids Press, Advance Newspapers and On-the-Town Magazine. Besides covering the many exciting facets of K-12 public education for School News Network, she writes freelance for the travel industry. Read Erin's full bio


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