Famous Kansans Visit WCES

Famous Kansans Visit WCES
Posted on 01/30/2019
Famous Kansans Visit WCES

Famous Kansans Visit WCES

Famous Kansans such as Walter Chrysler, Bob Dole, Amelia Earhart, Russell Stover, Gwendolyn Brooks, and many others were spotted around the halls of WCES on Tuesday January 29th. Don’t worry, it wasn’t a new version of Night at the Museum or anything like that. It was just our fourth grade students participating in their Famous Kansans Biography Wax Museum.

Fourth grade students had the opportunity to learn about significant people and events that have shaped the state of Kansas. To demonstrate their learning, they prepared a biography about a famous Kansan. Instead of doing a report, students delivered a speech at the Biography Wax Museum. In this type of museum, guests push a button and the statues come alive to tell the stories of their life. Fourth grade students worked hard to research their person, write the speech, brainstorm props and costumes that could make them seem more realistic, and present themselves in a way that helped the audience learn all about this famous person. What a job!

They were very successful as other staff and students from around the building came to see the statues come to life and teach them great facts. We all walked away knowing more about Kansas History. What a great way to celebrate Kansas’ 158th birthday! Happy Birthday Kansas!

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