Who says learning American history must be boring? 5th graders at Mountain View Elementary School demonstrated how much fun it can really be when they invited us to their “Wax Museum” on Dec. 16.
Each student chose a historical figure and wrote interesting facts about their life and achievements during the period in which each character existed. Then, they made a sign with information that described their character, and finally to make learning more fun, they dressed up like each historical figure.
Paula Mariscal, their teacher, explains to Sol de Medianoche that “they worked on this activity to meet their requirements for oral presentation and English language art standards, and to learn their American History. They chose their character and worked hard, and I am very proud of them!”
As soon as the museum opened its doors, each character was ready to perform. And to make learning even more fun, there were two buttons of different colors in front of them to present important facts or to give life to their wax character and answer questions from the audience, which were mostly parents, other students or teachers.
Meet the characters here: