Indian Creek’s Civil War Day goes beyond social studies

The day started small.

Social studies teacher Tom Haywood stood on the front lawn of Indian Creek Middle School 13 years ago and fired a musket with two fellow Civil War re-enactors.

The next year, students learned how to make the hardtack biscuits Civil War soldiers ate between battles and listened to a woman tell her version of the war at home. Cannons were fired, and students were given a glimpse of the war.

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