How do you make history come to life?
What if you researched and wrote a biography on a historical character who made a difference and then turned that information into a one-minute verbal presentation? What if you invited your parents and the other classes at your school to “press the button” to hear your research? What if you dressed up like that historical person and presented your information in first-person format?
That is exactly what the sixth grade students at Jefferson Elementary did on May 20, 2015. For the fifth year now, current-year sixth graders have presented biographical information in Jefferson’s “Wax Museum,” and it continues to inspire those who participate, as well as the many who attend. A fifth grader was overheard saying, “I can’t wait until I’m in sixth grade and get to do this!”