Shuler Fourth Graders Travel Back in Time
Meredith Koesters’ fourth graders have traveled back in time and are now soldiers fighting in the Civil War. Just as the United States was a nation divided, the class has been split into the North and South. These Union and Confederate soldiers have been given an assigned unit, rank, provisions, and equipment. Throughout the Civil War simulation they have needed to make decisions based on logic as well as probability. Just as many soldiers do, they have recorded their experiences in a journal and will share these with their families when they return from war.