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Noam Fifth Grade Boys Experience Life as Revolutionary Soldiers

Yeshivat Noam fifth grade boys visited the Fort Lee Historical Park. The boys had the opportunity to reenact a day in the life of army recruits from the 18th century. They began the day in the museum reviewing the history of Fort Lee and the role it played during the Revolutionary War. Next, they went outside to have the chance to be army recruits. The students were made to follow orders while learning how to cut wood and cook lunch. After lunch, the boys learned the process of firing a cannon. As a group, the boys put up a tent in which soldiers would have slept. They learned how to march in formation and sang army songs from that time period. The tour guides showed the process of firing a gun during the Revolutionary War. The day concluded with the boys and their teachers climbing over a wall as if they were trying to break into a fort. The boys were sent home with a day’s worth of pay (one shilling) and metal balls that they had created themselves.

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