Eighth graders took a field trip last week to Lincoln’s Cottage, where they viewed the rooms in which the former president lived and learned about his family’s life at the cottage. Students also visited the Civil War graveyard nearby. Finally, students traveled to Ford’s Theatre, where the president was assassinated and learned about the plot by John Wilkes Booth and several other Confederate loyalists to end Lincoln’s life. Students have recently completed a study of the Civil War in Mr. Anderson and Ms. Coppola-Klein’s class and are starting a study of the Reconstruction period.