Students in Brianne Antenucci’s third-grade class at John S. Hobart Elementary School recently had the unique opportunity to don the costumes of their favorite contemporary or historical figures in a living wax museum. Students researched, wrote biographies and created posters of a famous person who has impacted the culture or influenced our nation’s history in some way. Then each student had the opportunity to “assume” the identity of that figure and tell his or her life story in first person.
Modern and historical figures chosen by students ranged from astronauts, civil rights leaders, politicians, scientists and more including Neil Armstrong, Rosa Parks, Ruby Bridges, John Glenn, Henry Hudson, Helen Keller, Isaac Newton, Johnny Appleseed, Alexander Hamilton, Muhammad Ali; as well as more contemporary figures such as Malala Yousafzai, Nancy Kerrigan, Hillary Clinton, Michael Jackson, Judy Blume, Lebron James, Kate Middleton, David Beckham, Odell Beckahm, Arianna Grande and James Harden.
“This was a great way to showcase what the students have been learning in social studies, reading and writing while having a lot of fun!” said Mrs. Antenucci.