Nice one for your collection. thanks for the good pics too!
Nice model 35 single decal.
Those kids look like they are having a good time.
A big part of my teaching philosophy is to get the kids' hands off their cell phones and ipods and "on to" hands-on activities and/or historical objects whenever possible. Kids tend to fall asleep or goof off when all they're told to do is take notes or even watch movies all the time.
Here's another picture from that same lesson (but from a different class).
... bringing in the bayonet and grenade was probably a bad idea.
In another lesson earlier this year I obtained a lot of dirty ancient Roman coins a spear head and a few rings. I had my students clean the coins and then research and write about what markings they found on them (Latin text, symbols, figures of gods/ rulers, etc.). In the end I let the students keep the a coin that they worked on. In essence they brought home some history that day!
Gizmoz, nice helmet and commendable job with the " living history ". I have done many school tours taking parts of my collection in and giving hands on lectures to school kids of all grades, they love it.
Very nice helmet my friend. Also great that you are sharing it with the kiddos.