On April 23, 2012, Mr. Greg Shields, an eighth-grade U.S History teacher here at SJHS, started teaching his students about the Civil War. Mr. Shields got all dressed up for his lesson by wearing a navy blue Civil War uniform. As students entered into his classroom, they were surprised by his appearance.
Jailena Santiago, an eighth grader, said, “When I first saw Mr. Shields outfit, I thought he was going to play a joke on us.” Tanya Garibay, an eighth grader here at SJHS, said, “I thought he looked handsome in it.”
In Mr. Shields’s class, they are also watching a movie named “Glory.” According to Mr. Shields, he chose this movie because he wanted students to see what struggles the African American soldiers had to overcome and get a feeling of what the battles were like in the Civil War. Eleah Coral, an eighth grader, was so touched by the movie and was really proud of how soldiers fought for their rights and their freedom.