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Civil War Days (Yreka)

Civil War Days (Yreka)

On Friday, May 18, from 9 a.m.–1 p.m., local students and home schoolers will participate in the seventh Civil War school day in the woods south of Walmart on Westside Road in Yreka.

This is the seventh year students and teachers in third grade through high school have enjoyed a day outdoors in the woods during the late spring moving through a period-correct Civil War encampment hearing 12 minute talks by living historians in authentic clothing, uniforms and gear.

The talks have previously included topics such as the Underground Railroad, Clara Barton and civilian medical assistance, Karuk culture, pioneer/gold rush banking in Siskiyou County, women in the Civil War, civilian life during the Civil War, military life during the Civil War and punishment. The students love the full sized cannon firing to signal the move to the next living history station.

An informal lesson plan is available on the sponsor website racw.org/documents (36 questions to keep the students focused).

The classes move clockwise through a series of history stations so classes may arrive and depart as needed.

Students typically picnic in the woods with their own sack lunch/drinks before returning to their schools.

Abundant bus and car parking is available.

Interested groups should contact Joe Allison at (530) 340-3224 or mary57joe@snowcrest.net.

The whole community is invited to visit the camps and view a Civil War skirmish that weekend: Saturday, May 19, battles are at noon and 3 p.m.; Sunday, May 20, battle is at 11 a.m.; camps open to the public at 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Photo Credit: The Siskiyou Daily News

05/20/2018
05/19/2018 12:00 pm 2018-05-20 11:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Civil War Days (Yreka) On Friday, May 18, from 9 a.m.–1 p.m., local students and home schoolers will participate in the seventh Civil War school day in the woods south of Walmart on Westside Road in Yreka. This is the seventh year students and teachers in third grade through high school have enjoyed a day outdoors in the woods during the late spring moving through a period-correct Civil War encampment hearing 12 minute talks by living historians in authentic clothing, uniforms and gear. The talks have previously included topics such as the Underground Railroad, Clara Barton and civilian medical assistance, Karuk culture, pioneer/gold rush banking in Siskiyou County, women in the Civil War, civilian life during the Civil War, military life during the Civil War and punishment. The students love the full sized cannon firing to signal the move to the next living history station. An informal lesson plan is available on the sponsor website racw.org/documents (36 questions to keep the students focused). The classes move clockwise through a series of history stations so classes may arrive and depart as needed. Students typically picnic in the woods with their own sack lunch/drinks before returning to their schools. Abundant bus and car parking is available. Interested groups should contact Joe Allison at (530) 340-3224 or mary57joe@snowcrest.net. The whole community is invited to visit the camps and view a Civil War skirmish that weekend: Saturday, May 19, battles are at noon and 3 p.m.; Sunday, May 20, battle is at 11 a.m.; camps open to the public at 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Photo Credit: The Siskiyou Daily News Westside Road Yreka, CA

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Civil War Days (Yreka)

On Friday, May 18, from 9 a.m.–1 p.m., local students and home schoolers will participate in the seventh Civil War school day in the woods south of Walmart on Westside Road in Yreka.

This is the seventh year students and teachers in third grade through high school have enjoyed a day outdoors in the woods during the late spring moving through a period-correct Civil War encampment hearing 12 minute talks by living historians in authentic clothing, uniforms and gear.

The talks have previously included topics such as the Underground Railroad, Clara Barton and civilian medical assistance, Karuk culture, pioneer/gold rush banking in Siskiyou County, women in the Civil War, civilian life during the Civil War, military life during the Civil War and punishment. The students love the full sized cannon firing to signal the move to the next living history station.

An informal lesson plan is available on the sponsor website racw.org/documents (36 questions to keep the students focused).

The classes move clockwise through a series of history stations so classes may arrive and depart as needed.

Students typically picnic in the woods with their own sack lunch/drinks before returning to their schools.

Abundant bus and car parking is available.

Interested groups should contact Joe Allison at (530) 340-3224 or mary57joe@snowcrest.net.

The whole community is invited to visit the camps and view a Civil War skirmish that weekend: Saturday, May 19, battles are at noon and 3 p.m.; Sunday, May 20, battle is at 11 a.m.; camps open to the public at 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Photo Credit: The Siskiyou Daily News