Third graders in all of the Glen Head Elementary classes were recently involved in an exciting interdisciplinary learning experience - combining English, social studies and the arts. Each student selected a famous person in history or current events – someone who leaves the world a better place – and embodied them in the culmination titled, the Wax Museum.
Clad in elaborate costumes during the day of the “Changing World Exhibit,” the students stood frozen until a guest of the Wax Museum including family members, peers, or faculty engaged them in eye contact or conversation. The students had written their biographies in first person which they then acted out to enable those visiting to learn about their iconic characters. Weeks leading up to this impressive presentation, the third graders practiced expressive elocution and public speaking to capture the essence of each famous person.
All of the third graders participated in a layered experience of researching, reading, learning and even acting! They not only investigated historic icons including Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Amelia Earhart, Helen Keller, Teddy Roosevelt, Mahatma Gandhi, and Abraham Lincoln but learned important events and movements in history involving some of these famous icons.”
Congratulations to all of the students in the third grade classes and their teachers for presenting such an incredibly creative and educational experience for all of those who were fortunate to attend the Wax Museum at Glen Head Elementary School.
Photo Caption: Article and photos by Shelly Newman
Pictured are Glen Head third graders who selected a famous person in history or current events – someone who leaves the world a better place – and embodied them in the culmination titled, the Wax Museum.