N.C. middle-school students learn about World War I trenches

03/28/2013 | WFMY-TV (Greensboro, N.C.)

The darkness and claustrophobic atmosphere of battlefield trenches across Europe during World War I recently was relived by history students at Wiley Middle School in Winston-Salem, N.C. Classroom windows were covered and chairs turned over to build trenches, so students had to rely on flashlights to study their notes and to see each other as they crawled among nine stations without being seen over the top of their trench wall. All this was done in an effort to get a hands-on experience to better understand the conditions in the trenches during WWI.

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