‘Biography Wax Museum’ Turns Heads

April 18, 2014

by S. Aaron Shamshoyan

A chance to step back in time and model history’s heroes is an exciting project second graders at Fisk School look forward to each year.

Fisk teacher Clelsea Ford said students conducted biography research projects during the month of March and used what they learned to create a “Biography Wax Museum.”

For almost an hour Friday, second grade students were dressed as the subject of their projects and stood still as parents, teachers and other students toured the displays.

The wax museum isn’t the only way students shared their research; they also created a more permanent display.

“One way that we had students present their reports was by creating a life-size portrait of their chosen person,” Ford said.  The portraits were displayed around the rooms during the wax museum.