Our final outing of the year was a trip to the Plains of Abraham. Here the students were greeted and instructed by guides posing as Montcalm (French Army) and Wolfe (British Army). Once strategies were discussed, students were brought outside to learn some maneuvers. Once both teams had a chance to practice they executed their routines in front of the judges (parents and teachers) and we had to pick a winner. Both teams did an excellent job and the decision was not unanimous. The red (English) army came out ahead but only by one vote.
The students had a great time and learned a lot. If only all history could be taught in such an interactive manner.