Southern Hills Elementary Plays Big Role in History

These troops are about to take part in one of the most important battles of the Texas revolution.

And it's all in a day's learning in Mr. Brox's fifth grade social studies class at Southern Hills Elementary.

History really does come to life in this class room as students regularly get to act out important moments in our nation's history.

Mr. Brox often leads his lessons dressed in full character as one of the influential leaders of the past.

“When the time is appropriate throughout the year...that I can come in a character from the past. Then it kind of helps to uh, generate some extra questions."

For this lesson, he is portraying a made-up character based on two people: Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie.

He calls himself Davy Bowie.

Marissa Ivara enjoys Mr. Brox's lessons.

"Sometimes he has. . .dresses up as people and it's pretty fun when he does that."

On this day all of their learning has led up to the Battle of the Alamo.

"Start making your cannon fire! Start shooting! Shooting weapons! Cannon fire! Cannon fire starting to go!"

And when the battle is over and the smoke has cleared all is not forgotten.

"The battle cry from what you did here today and this last week will make you all famous forever. That battle cry being. . .remember the Alamo.”

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