William Floyd Middle School seventh-grade students recently had the opportunity to participate in a living history lesson from members of Company K, 67th NY Infantry Regiment of The First Long Island Volunteers, a group that brings the Civil War era to life for the purposes of educating the public and preserving history. Students in Ron Ardito’s, Eric Shaffer’s, Christopher Meyer’s and Paul Tolksdorf’s social studies classes were treated to lessons about what life was like during the Civil War, what soldiers on both sides wore and ate, the different flags of the Union and Confederacy, camp life and more. “It’s important to provide our students with a live visual representation of what life was actually like for a soldier during the Civil War,” said Mr. Ardito. At the end of the presentation, students enjoyed a safe demonstration with non-live ammunition of the weapons used during the Civil War.
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