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Ancient Historical Figures to Come to Life in Living History Museum

Apr 30th, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page, News

9 a.m.-10:45 a.m. and 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Friday, May 16, 2014, Bear Creek School, 1459 Sheaffer Road, Elizabethtown, PA 17022

Tutankhamun, Attila the Hun, Homer, Leonidas, Moses, Socrates, and many more notable historical figures of the ancient world will grace the hallways of the Bear Creek School as part of the school’s Living History Museum. On the day of the event, the school’s sixth graders will dress like their character complete with props like shields, books, and staffs. In the crowded hallway, museum guests will huddle around their favorite exhibits to hear the facts about the different people. This year-end tradition will bring learning to life as the students spend the day sharing information about their famous character of the past to their classmates, parents, teachers, and principals at the school. The sixth graders will remain stationary like a statue until museum visitors deposited a ticket into their bucket. Once a ticket is deposited, the “statue” will come to life as the student acts out in monologue form a short skit about their figure.

The entire day is an interactive way for the students to learn about history. The students have spent the year learning about various individuals from Ancient World History. They have selected one of those individuals and completed extensive research, writing an informational five-paragraph essay and then transforming that essay into a two minute monologue to perform as if they have become the Historical person. (Like the movie, “Night at the Museum” or “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure”)

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