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Wax Museum: Biography Research Report for 3rd - 6th Grade

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This 25 page Wax Museum Project will help your students create a biography research report on a famous American. The culminating part of the project is an amazing Wax Museum, where students dress up as the person they have learned about and stand “still”, like a Wax Museum, until someone walks up to them and presses the “button” on their backdrop. Then students give a short 3 - 4 sentence speech about that person's life.

I really love this project! The kids learn so much about their famous person but besides being a great learning experience, it’s also a really fun time for parents and for the rest of the school who attend.

I have done the Wax Museum in two different venues: in my classroom (see Teacher Notes for a detailed explanation) and in the gym with several other classes. It is a “highlight” type of experience that your students will remember.

This unit includes:

Project Directions for Students (includes an editable version)

Early Years Research Note Page

Later Years Research Note Page

Interesting Facts Note Page

Accomplishment Note Page

Timeline Example Page

Bibliography Rough Draft Page

Press Button Page

Homework Page (for cover and backdrop photos, includes an editable version)

Student Cover Examples (2 pages)

Wax Museum Speech Directions (includes an editable version)

Writing Pages (Introduction, Life Story, Interesting Facts, Bibliography)

Rubric (includes an editable version)

Teacher Notes (3 very detailed pages)

Everything you need is here, organized and ready to create a very meaningful, fun, biography research project.

If you like this unit, you might also like these resources:

Native American Report: Common Core Aligned

State Report

Explorer Report

Fourth Grade California Missions Project: Common Core

Fourth Grade California Travel Journal: A Research Report

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