by Morgan Jarema
Grandville Public Schools —
Eighth-grader Nevin Hooper says learning about a local Civil War soldier was "way more cool" than learning about the bloodiest war in U.S. history from a textbook. Libby "Fred" Rozema and Riordan McPhail agree. "You always get it from the textbook's point of view," Riordan said. Added Libby: "I thought it was really interesting having the actual, handwritten letters, being able to read what someone who was actually in it was thinking"