Third graders from James H. Vernon School hosted their annual Biography Wax Museum on May 18th in the school cafeteria. Family and friends were invited to attend as the students portrayed themselves as wax figures, dressing like the famous individual that they studied.
Prior to the event, the third graders learned about narrative nonfiction and biographies. They then were each challenged to focus on a specific individual of their choosing to study. Students selected famous athletes, musicians, historical figures and more. They learned about their subject, completed a graphic organizer, and created a hanger displaying information about their individual of study.
During the Biography Wax Museum, the creative hangers were showcased, and students were stationed at a table where they posed still like a wax figure. In front of each student was a paper button which attendees could “press” to see the student come to life as their individual of study.
The third graders had fun dressing the part and sharing interesting facts with those who pressed their button. The experience was a unique way for the third graders to breathe life into biographies and to strengthen their research and presentation skills.
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Date Added: 5/26/2023