It's about "that time" again. The school year is winding down and the end to this chapter is in sight. It's really easy to feel winded and ready for a break.
Need to put some wind back into your History sails?
I highly recommend attending a history reenactment or going to a talk given by an 'expert' in a particular time period - even if it's not related to the time period you are studying. You'll be amazed and thrilled to catch a bit of their excitement!
Attend a Historical Reenactment
Recently we attending The Battle of Narcoosee Mill's Education Day. Many volunteers manned 14 different stations ranging from Women's Wear to Cannons. The day also included firing musket and cannon demonstrations!
You can tell each reenactor is knowledgeable about this time period. But, one particular gentleman stood out to us. For one of the sessions, our family was his only audience. So, we were able to gather in close and engage him individually which he wholeheartedly obliged!
His passion and enthusiasm for the Civil War Navy was so contagious! My boys loved talking to him and hearing the stories and learning more about the ships and equipment pertaining to this time period.
Catching this reenactment was definitely what we needed to fill those sails and set us on course again. We look forward in anticipation to studying the Civil War this coming year!