Moon Area Middle School students on the Falcons, Monkeys, Penguins, and Lions teams created a live "wax museum" of the famous explorers they studied in class.
The middle school's "wax museum" concept is a spin off of Madame MarieTussauds wax museums, which feature lifelike depictions of history-makers.
Students collaborated in groups of four and were each assigned a role to convey the story of each explorer. Each student told the story of their explorer, which was crafted in their English language arts classes.
The fifth graders were also responsible for creating their own costumes and props to visually display the era, geography, culture, and setting of their story. Through the combination of biographies and props, each student brought their explorer's journey and challenges to life.
"While this was a final project grade, students had a wonderful time showing their mastery of their ELA skills, social studies knowledge, and public speaking skills," said middle school teacher, Ms. Candace Shaffer.