Fifty Northside Elementary fifth-graders brought history to life Friday afternoon.
“In the year 1842, I married a temperamental lady named Mary Todd,” a student portraying Abraham Lincoln told an audience seated in the school’s cafeteria.
Part of Tonya Northcutt’s social studies curriculum, Northside fifth-graders were asked to pick a Civil War character they would become.
“It makes the content fun,” said Northcutt, who has been teaching at Northside for two years. “I just try to keep things interesting for them.”