Frozen in Time

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Joseph A. Edgar Intermediate School third-graders in Becky Pagnotta’s class had their lessons on biographies come to life as they took part in an interactive human wax museum.

Leading up to the event, the students spent four weeks studying an individual of their choosing, constructing costumes and composing original biographical reports based on their research.

On the day of the museum, the students dressed as their chosen figure and delivered a brief history of the individual and explained why they are important icons. The class’ wax museum featured such iconic figures as founding father George Washington, pop sensation Taylor Swift, Yankee’s baseball player Derek Jeter, Elvis Presley and accomplished scientist Madame Curie. 

The cross-curricular project enriched the students’ study of the subject matter with impressive public speaking, research and report composition skills.