This project is a $400,000 extravaganza designed to amuse the teachers more than the students (note the quotes in the story - everyone talking about the excitement of the students, except the students).
The great thing about using sixth graders is that - historiographically - they don't talk back. Whatever you tell them happened, it happened.
The movies will be used at the battlefield [centers] and be streamed through other outlets.It's a "science is settled" version of history and definitely a culmination of every evil trend since the Centennial.
Come here child. Take this camera and document the insights of a Pulitzer winner. That's a good little scholar.
Perhaps, through countless experiments like these, we may eventually come up with some Sesquicentennial offering the student of history might be interested in.