Jerry Lee Faine Elementary Linc Students Present Living History Wax Museum March 5, 2010
Fourth and fifth grade LinC students enjoyed making history come alive at the annual African-American History Wax Museum. Students chose an inspirational figure from African- American history and conducted research on this historical person. Speeches were written and rehearsed. Costumes and display boards were created. This was a fun and creative way for the students to ‘do’ history and not just read about it. Harriet Tubman, Booker T. Washington, and Oprah Winfrey were just a few of the historical figures portrayed in the wax museum. The students also learned proper speaking techniques and what makes an engaging presentation. The students worked really hard on this project and enjoyed presenting this program to the school.