WLC history project encourages creativity
A Waupaca Learning Center class combined research and writing in a recent project.
Kirstin Feldt’s fourth-grade class presented a a biography wax museum last month for family members and other students.
Her students spent about six weeks preparing for the presentation.
Each student chose a significant person in history, read a book about the person, used internet sources to do research, wrote a biography and then created a display about the person.
When they did the presentation, the students dressed in clothing to represent the people and used props as well.
“My students worked very hard to memorize their biographies so that they could present their part as if they were truly the person that they researched,” Feldt said.
During the wax museum presentation, students from throughout the building saw the people the students portrayed and learned about them.
“As soon as the children were done giving their presentation, they would have to freeze, as if they were truly a part of a wax museum,” she said.
Feldt is proud of her students and the work they put into the project.
Her students enjoyed working on it.
“The wax museum was fun because everyone seemed so excited to see all of the famous people and, of course, me,” said Haveah Schroeder.
Natalie Waller said, “I loved the project because it was fun to do the wax museum. It took a long time to finish our project because we had to find pictures and write a lot about our person.”
Owen Buchholz said, “I was very proud of myself when I was finished because it took a lot of hard work to finish my project. When we presented, I was nervous at first but then I became more brave.”
Gideon Miliacca said, “I was very nervous to do my project in front of so many people but I loved doing it.”
Elyse Brehmer said, “It was a really fun time because people wanted to learn all about me (Annie Oakley).”