This 27 page Wax Museum Project will help your students create a biography research report on a famous person. The culminating part of the project is an amazing Wax Museum event, 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 backdrops. Then students give a short 3 - 4 sentence speech about that person's life. Everything you need is here, organized and ready to create a very meaningful, fun, biography research project.
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. This is a “highlight” type of experience that your students will always 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 (an optional computer activity)
Bibliography Rough Draft Page
2 Press This Button Pages
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 (8 very detailed pages)
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