When he came to North Cross School in the fall of 1998, Victor Lamas wanted to find a way to make his history lessons come alive for his first group of fifth grade students. His first class, the Class of 2012 (in top photo) took to the grass outside Ellis Hall, dressed as soldiers, and marched in formation. His goal was to let students actually feel what it was like to be a soldier. “I marched them as Greek soldiers with their spears and swords,” he said. “I wanted them to feel what it’s like to swing a sword, lower a spear, or have a shield in your hand. It makes for a memorable experience outside the classroom.”
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