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May 18, 2012 8:40 PM by Jacqui Heinrich

Local fifth graders reenact historic battle

Local fifth graders learned about the American Revolution first-hand today by reenacting the Battle of Bennington.

Students from Cheyenne Mountain School District 12 braved the heat dressed in battle garb and bayonettes to get a feel for what it would have been like to fight for the country back in 1777.

Kids say there's no better way to learn about the foundations of America. ""We had to stand in the hot sun and do what they had to do to find freedom," said Tiyana Rollins, a fifth-grader. Students used flour for gun powder and rubber swords. Teachers say it's a creative way to engage students and make history feel real.

 

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