GALION — Third-grade students at the Galion Intermediate School will bring history to life on Friday, May 5.
The annual Third Grade Wax Museum of Famous People, which features 145 third grade students portraying a famous person of their choosing, will include elements of The Leader in Me program.
Students have been working on their projects for the last 4-6 weeks. Third-grade teachers encouraged their students to involve parents and family in selecting a famous, deceased person who has made a significantly positive contribution to society.
“Projects are the most meaningful and enriching when a chosen subject is of interest to the family,” said third-grade teacher Kim Chandler. “Students look forward to the Wax Museum because siblings — and even parents — had participated in the project as third graders.”
For more than 20 years, the Wax Museum has provided students an opportunity to apply knowledge and skills learned throughout third grade.
The LEAD21 program has an entire unit focused on “heroes”.
“Our science curriculum includes a focus on scientists, inventors, and careers in science and technology,” Chandler said. “Students use research skills to create a keynote presentation on their iPad.”
Members of the Intermediate School Student Lighthouse Team will serve be tour guides for the classes that visit the wax museum.
Additionally, each third-grade student has identified one of the seven Leader in Me habits that their famous person embodies.
“The Student Lighthouse Team’s past wax museum experience and leadership team training will make the visit more enjoyable for teachers and students,” Chandler said. “The small addition of the students identifying one of the seven habits and adding that information to their reports makes their famous person choice more meaningful and brings to life the importance of learning the seven habits.”
This year’s Wax Museum of Famous People will be on display from 9:30-11 a.m. at Galion Intermediate School.