HISTORY COMES TO LIFE AT J. FRANK WHITE ACADEMY
September 25, 2007 - Harrogate, Tennessee, September 25, 2007— Social studies students at the J. Frank White Academy (JFWA) on the Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) campus saw history come to life last Friday. JFWA social studies instructor Richard Beeler shared his lifelong passion for history with all the social studies classes at the Academy by presenting a living history lesson on colonial America.
Beeler and social studies instructor Delaina Rhodes taught the students about the Jamestown colony while wearing clothing and accessories typical of the early colonial period. Beeler has been active in historic re-enactments for most of his 35-year teaching career, serving as a re-enactor for both Civil War and Colonial Era presentations. Following the presentation, students had an opportunity to try on the historic attire for themselves.
The J. Frank White Academy is a private coeducational college preparatory school located on the campus of Lincoln Memorial University and serves students grades 5-12 from Claiborne, Union, Campbell and Hancock counties in Tennessee; Bell County, Kentucky; and Lee County, Virginia. For more information contact the Academy Office at 869-6234 or visit www.lmunet.edu/academy.
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