Living History at Southwest Calloway Elementary – Murray, Kentucky!

During the month of January Southwest Calloway Elementary social studies teacher Andy Davenport has been leading his fifth grade classes in their study of the American colonial period and the Revolutionary War. Part of that study has included a special focus upon the hero of the Northwest Theater in the war, a man with a distinct Kentucky connection, George Rogers Clark.

Partnering with the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) in Cadiz, Mr. Davenport required all seventy-four of his students to make creative posters, as a graded exercise, in the theme of George Rogers Clark. Clark is the theme of this year’s annual SAR poster contest. Classroom winners were selected from each homeroom, along with a School Champion winner.

The Southwest Elementary Champion for Spring 2015 was Laken McDaniel. She received an embossed SAR championship certificate, a Bronze Citizenship Medal, a book about George Rogers Clark, and a twenty dollar cash prize. Col. Stephen Trigg SAR Compatriots Geoff Baggett and Steve Mallory, dressed in Revolutionary War attire, made the presentation in front of her class. Her poster will be entered with the winners from other area schools in the chapter’s regional Spring Poster Contest. The three homeroom winners were Rylee McCallon, Addy Bogart, and Kynzee Gray. Each received an SAR certificate and a Bronze Citizenship Medal.

Geoff Baggett, Poster Champion Laken McDaniel, and Steve Mallory

Geoff Baggett, Poster Champion Laken McDaniel, and Steve Mallory

While visiting the school, Compatriots Baggett and Mallory presented their “Revolutionary War in a Trunk” hands-on program for all three of Mr. Davenport’s fifth grade classes. They also presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Mr. Davenport for providing his students with a creative living history experience.

Geoff Baggett, Mr. Andy Davenport, and Steve Mallory

Geoff Baggett, Mr. Andy Davenport, and Steve Mallory

Click here to see a complete photo album from the event!

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