Hide caption Chuck Yarborough, a history teacher in Columbus, Miss., coaches his students during a dress rehearsal for Tales From the Crypt. Previous Next Elissa Nadworny/NPR Hide caption Kameron Shook, 17, and Brenna Paola, 17, perform as part of Tales From the Crypt in Friendship Cemetery in Columbus, Miss. Previous Next Elissa Nadworny/NPR Hide caption Caleb Marshall, a junior, portrays William M. Green, a survivor of Camp Douglas, a well-known Union POW camp in Illinois. Previous Next Elissa Nadworny/NPR Hide caption Laurel Lancaster, 16, performs as Sallie Alexander, who helped redefine gender roles for women in the Civil War era. Previous Next Elissa Nadworny/NPR Hide caption Aylin Memeli, 16, researched and portrayed Ella Bishop Westmoreland, a founding member of the local Women's Christian Temperance Union chapter during the late 19th century. Previous Next Elissa Nadworny/NPR 1 of 5 View slideshow i NPR Ed Through Performance, Mississippi Students Honor Long-Forgotten Locals Every year, a history teacher in Columbus, Miss., takes high schoolers to the local cemetery. There, they tell the stories of those who are buried, and learn more about their own place in the world.