This 42-page document includes everything you need to do an exciting, motivating, and fun American Revolution Wax Museum project with your students. I just did this project with my fifth graders in April, and it was an absolute success! Even more, the project is aligned with the ELA Common Core standards! The materials can easily be adapted for other topics and grade levels as well!
Through the American Revolution Wax Museum project, students will learn about the life, views, and impact of historical figures who played a significant role in the Revolutionary War. Each student will become an expert on one historical figure. Students will research their historical figures, write monologues from the figures' perspectives, and perform their monologues (in costume and with appropriate props) at a culminating American Revolution Wax Museum. Students will also use the Glogster website to create glogs (online interactive posters) about their historical figures.
This 42-page document includes the following:
-Step-by-step teacher instructions for implementing the Wax Museum project
-Parent Letter: Provides an overview of the project tasks and specific costume and prop requirements
-Historical Figure Slips: Includes the names of different men and women who played a significant role in the American Revolution (e.g. Benjamin Franklin, Phillis Wheatley, Thomas Paine, Abigail Adams, Deborah Sampson, etc.)
-American Revolution Wax Museum Notes Packet: A packet that students can use to take notes about their historical figure's life, views, and impact. Guiding research questions are included throughout the packet.
-Helpful Research Websites: A list of over 10 websites that students can use for researching their historical figures.
-Wax Museum Monologue Outline Packet: A detailed prewriting activity that guides students through the process of planning their monologues.
-Wax Museum Monologue Requirements: Provides students with step-by-step directions for composing their monologues. Includes a handy revision checklist!
-Wax Museum Glog Requirements: Provides students with directions for creating glogs (online interactive posters) about their historical figures using the Glogster website (edu.glogster.com).
-Wax Museum Rehearsal Guidelines: Provides helpful tips for performing the monologue
-Wax Museum Project Rubric: A helpful tool that teachers can use to evaluate student work on this project
-Photos from my Wax Museum event
I hope you'll enjoy doing this project with your students as much as I did!
Created by: Tolu Noah