Art City Elementary Fifth-grade students held their annual wax museum on Friday November 19, 2011. Fifth-grade students dressed up as famous and important people (characters) in America’s history. Some of the characters from history that were seen included, Amelia Earhart, Dave Thomas, Sacagawea, Betsy Ross, Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, Florence Joyner, Katharine Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Eleanor Roosevelt, just to name a few. The rest of the students in the school, as well as family, walked through the museum, asking questions and learning about these famous people. Art City has been doing the wax museum for over 15 years; it gives students an opportunity to learn how to do a research paper read biographies and learn about people in America’s history. Students are expected to research and write a bibliography, they learn perseverance and patience in researching their character in history. Students have fun dressing up and for the teachers it is enjoyable to see the efforts that are put into their characters.
Article by: Emmelia Cieslewicz and Kaitlyn Gee, 5th grade students
Picture 12: Katie Petersen, Nic Buckman, Amelia Trunnell, Gabe Halcrow
Picture 20: Rylie Caldwell, Emmelia Cieslewcz
Picture 19: Wallin Mulipola, Wesley Rey, Francisco Montelongo