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Who are these people? Leadership and Global merge together for RyRES Wax Museum

Fourth graders recently had their leadership night and prepared great presentations about local, regional, and global people in their wax museum.   They first read and researched their chosen person.   Then they prepared a presentation and practiced what they would say when the second grade students visited their classroom that afternoon.  That night they got to get dressed up again and presented to parents and community members. Some of them said, “They felt nervous” and “had butterflies in their stomachs.”  Everyone showed great leadership when they did their awesome presentations in front of a standing room crowd in each of the classrooms. These young leaders were transformed into other people for a short period of time as they told about the famous person’s life and contributions to society.  The wax museum brought to life the famous person and also allowed the fourth grade students an opportunity to be leaders and share with others their knowledge about these individuals.

Some of the famous that were spotted were…

  • Florence Nightingale born in Italy who was a British nurse.
  • Albert Einstein born in Germany was known as a physicist and scientist.
  • Princess Diana born in United Kingdom – Princess of Wales
  • Marie Currie was physicist born in Poland and first women to win the Nobel Prize. She founded the Curie Institutes in Paris and in Warsaw, which remain major centers of medical research today.
  • Christopher Columbus an Italian born explorer.
  • Edward Teach known as  “Blackbeard” a famous English pirate, shrewd and calculating leader who operated around the West Indies and the eastern coast of the American colonies.
  • Harry Potter a character in the Harry Potter series of seven fantasy novels written by British author J. K. Rowling.
  • Sacagawea was a Shoshone interpreter best known for being the only woman on the Lewis and Clark expedition into the American West.
  • Sports figures were in several classes.
  • Explorers, musicians, politicians, and many scientists came together.

These were only a few of the famous individuals that the fourth graders presented during their wax museum leadership night.  They all did a fantastic job with their projects.  They learned there are leaders around the world that contribute to society and change the world.

Written by: Brenda Todd - Global Studies/21st Century Skills/Technology Teacher
Posted: May 04, 2015 by Brenda Todd

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