7th grade students got a unique opportunity to see life through a Revolutionary War soldier’s eyes, during an in-person visit from Ft. Ticonderoga educators. All of Rebecca Nesbitt’s social studies students experienced the “A Soldier’s Life” presentation, given by Johanna Hambly and Nathan Schultz. The engaging 45-minute program incorporated history, geography, and math to provide context to the daily experience of American soldiers during the Revolutionary War. Students explored the equipment and food of soldiers and discussed the challenges of equipping and feeding an army in a remote location.
“One of the things I really like about programs like this is kids often have trouble conceptualizing what happened so long ago,” said Nesbitt. “This program is hands-on and makes it real.”
Students also had an opportunity to examine high-quality reproductions of items that soldiers carried during the Revolution, as well as try on clothing. The program aligns with Schuylerville Middle School’s Revolutionary War curriculum, which is taught to all 7th grade students.