Gause Elementary students get opportunity to act as historical characters
A living museum
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Gause Elementary students, parents and staff had the unique opportunity to hear from important people throughout history such as Jane Goodall, Jim Henson, Elvis Presley, Helen Keller and Leonardo DaVinci at the Famous Person Museum in the school’s library on June 14.
The “famous people” were actually Julie Taie’s second-grade students sharing research they had completed over the past five weeks.
The students stood like statues around the library, many dressed as the people they had studied. When someone touched the "magic red dot" in their palm, they would come to life as that person and explain what had made them famous.
"The kids really pulled it off," said Taie. "They did such a great job and I am very proud of them. They did very well at public speaking and got to practice sharing information that they know."