Biographies: : A Living Biography Project (wax museum), Project, Report, Activities, Presentation
This is a great project to complement a genre study of biographies, an author study, social studies concepts and more. I've recently updated the entire product so that it now includes an option to do the Living Biography Museum where families come in to school and the students "perform" in character OR can instead be used simply as an independent research project in class or as a homework assignment.
The twist is that instead of having the students dress in costume (which can be a hassle for the parents since most kids can't put their own costume together) they make a poster board costume with a space for their head to pop through.
In the past I've done the living museum and had students prepare a brief speech to recite in character. This year I opted to send it home as a homework project and will instead take their photos with their poster board and display them with the written report.
This download now includes BOTH the original version and my new and improved updated version as well. If you have high achieving students who need enrichment this is a perfect activity for them to do on their own or you can use it with an entire class. It's ideal for grades 2-5.
This packet contains everything you need to have your students complete a project of their very own to present in class or at a Living Biography Museum.
grading rubrics / criteria checklist
graphic organizer to plan writing
graphic organizer to record sources
student writing pages
poster board visual directions
This would work well with a "living wax museum" as well. I opted to do poster boards to make life easier for the parents. So much fun!