Lufkin elementary students held live wax museum

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Students at Slack Elementary had a little fun while learning today.

It was their third annual Live Wax Museum where fifth graders imitated a famous person from history.

Students were in charge of researching their character for three weeks and wrote a script that would bring their character to life.

"I thought it'd be great to have them become people from our history that were important in the framework of it," said teacher Catie Garrison.

Three weeks ago students drew a name from a box to let them know what character to research.

They had to write a paper and script before the big day.

"It's just a wonderful process because you see them come up to you and their like Ms. Garrison did you know my person had 12 kids," Garrison said.

The student's characters ranged from Thomas Jefferson, Sacagawea, and many others that helped shape the world today.

"Ulysses S. Grant was in my opinion was one of the greatest war heroes that was in the Mexican and Silver War," said student Case Shockley.

Not only was this a fun way of learning, students also had the opportunity to teach others.

"It felt good like I was helping them learn something," said student Marlee Jones. "Especially the kids that are younger than me that didn't know the information."

Ms. Garrison said the best part was watching how eager the kids are to learn.

"For them to share the knowledge that they have being able to tell the 2nd, 3rd and 4th graders even the 5th graders about their person, I think it made them proud of what they've done," said Garrison.

A total of 54 students participated in the wax museum today for a class grade.

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