Wax Museum Biographies: Bringing History to Life!

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Research doesn't have to be lifeless!
Invigorate it with a WAX MUSEUM!

If you're like me, you're tired of spinning your wheels when it comes to research projects. You want something more than the typical elementary school reports! Having my students study biographies of historical figures allows me to mesh language arts with social studies in a really fun, engaging, rigorous way! Transform your students into living wax statues... and your classroom into a museum! Let the learning begin! This 244 page unit includes extension ideas, note-cards, a Biography Book to organize notes, an invitation and parent letter, a rubric, on buttons, pocket labels, a Biography genre poster and more!

It addresses the following American Heroes:
Benjamin Franklin, Garrett Morgan, Lydia Morgan, Nikola Tesla, Thomas Edison, Eleanor Roosevelt, Elizabeth Blackwell, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Neil Armstrong, Mary Jane McLeod Bethune, Paul Revere, Sally Ride, Theodore Roosevelt, Dr. Charles Drew, Dr. Daniel Hale, Bessie Cole, Betsy Ross, George Washington, Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Martin Luther King, Johnny Appleseed, Rosa Parks, Susan B. Anthony, Alexander Graham Bell, Abraham Lincoln, Amelia Earhart, Booker T. Washington, George Washington Carver, Fredrick Douglass, Jackie Robinson, Jesse Owens, Ruby Bridges, Marcus Garvey, Sarah E. Goode, Sojourner Truth, Thurgood Marshall, the Wright Brothers, Anne Dudley Bradstreet, Annie Oakley, Althea Gibson, Delores Huerta, Hillary Clinton, Juliette Gordon Lowe, LaDonna Harris, Mae Jemison, Patsy Mink, Paulina Wright Davis, Shirley Chisolm, Toni Morrison, Sandra Day O'Connor, Rachel Carson, Oprah Winfrey, Nellie Bly, Louisa May Alcott, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Georgia O'Keefe, Emily Dickenson, Deborah Sampson, Clara Barton, Chief Powhatan, William Clark, Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, George Custer, Sacagawea, Michael Jordan, Crazy Horse, Sitting Bul, and Buffalo Bill!

If you would like to a few action shots, feel free to check out my blog post HERE.

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244 pages
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