Living Wax Museum

George Washington, Ben Franklin, Shirley Temple, and even Mark Twain could have been found walking through the halls of ACS recently. That is because the students in the Classes of 2012 and 2013 came to school dressed as these historical figures. They were part of their Living Wax Museum project.

Back in February Mrs. Lojko and Mrs. Pickering introduced students to the steps of completing a research paper. Students were taken step by step through the process of researching and writing a detailed paper on a particular topic. In this case students chose historical figures found in American History to research. As this part of their project finished, they were next introduced to the second part of the project. Each student would present the life of their person as that person. They came to school dressed as the person and presented to both classes as that person.

Students invited the other classes to come and learn about these important people in history through their Living Wax Museum. Seventh and eighth graders had prepared posters with the name of their person and five important facts related to their life. Then they held a pose just as if they were wax figures in a museum.

As the day drew to a close many students observed that the museum figures did a really good job. Some of the classes were figuring it out as to when it would be there turn to be part of the museum. Congratulations to the Classes of 2012 and 2013 on the completion of your research project!