Sixth grade studies freedom
By Bart Moss
For the FCT
Every year Faye Swinney’s 6th grade history class at Tharptown, students have a slogan instilled in them every person in America might need to internalize: Freedom is not free!
When the students begin studying World War II, the class puts together a memory picture wall to honor family members who have fought in wars.
Artistic abilities shined through when students were given the task to draw pictures of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Joseph Stalin and Hideki Tojo.
“It is very important for these young boys and girls to learn and understand the significant cost that was paid for their freedom,” said Swinney. “Our way of life is a direct result of the sacrifice of so many our heroic men and women in the armed forces and – in many – the ultimate sacrifice of their life.”