Students at Parkside Middle School [in Minnesota] recreated the battle of Fredericksburg, but instead of guns, they used water balloons. [...] the battle is known one as the most one-sided of the war and a terrible loss for the Union side. The students say this is a great way to learn history.Don't laugh. They enjoyed their water fight and made their "history" teacher feel good about himself.
Jordan Everts, student: "Learning about Fredericksburg, how humiliation is good for the heart and strength can be so powerful, it's fun."
The fun and games element used to entice unwilling students into a subject like history can be so disproportionate that there is not even a whiff of content left: