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GBEMS students get firsthand history lesson at Huntersville

Green Bank Elementary-Middle School students visited Huntersville as the town prepared for Huntersville Traditions Days. They were introduced to its history by way of Civil War re-enactors, including Al Stone, far right, who portrays Robert E. Lee.

Melinda Beverage and Isabella Bauserman
Eighth Grade GBEMS Student Reporters

Eighth graders Isabella Bauserman, left, and Malinda Beverage, pose with the sign at the Huntersville Jail.

On October 5, 2018, the Green Bank Elementary-Middle school eighth grade class went to Huntersville to learn about Pocahontas County Civil War history. Mrs. Ryder, social studies teacher at GBEMS, organized the trip because it fits into what students are studying in West Virginia history.

Also, it is about local happenings that students may not get to experience otherwise.

When students arrived, they learned how the soldiers lived during the war. The students also learned about the responsibilities that the women had during the Civil War.

Not only did students learn a lot, but they enjoyed the trip, as well.

“I thought that the Civil War cemetery was really interesting because they showed us how to identify unmarked Civil War graves,” Jesse Johnston said.

Fellow classmate Brycen Carroll said, “I really liked that the four Generals told us how they lived during the war.”

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