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Spring-Ford students host wax museum


Thursday, May 23, 2013

LIMERICK — Evans Elementary second-graders stepped back into history and assumed the roles of Martin Luther King Jr., Amelia Earhart, Thomas Edison, Abraham Lincoln and other influential individuals during the school’s annual Wax Museum on Wednesday.
Approximately 45 students donned outfits and have props on hand, while they gave oral presentations of past and present individuals’ life stories, their accomplishments and how these people helped others. Family members and friends attended the event to learn how these people contributed to society and made a difference to today’s world.
Second-grade teacher Eileen McGrory, said the activity culminates the students’ coursework, which had them read biographies and conduct research on the computer to learn specific details about the individuals and discover why each are important to modern day culture.
“They not only learn and benefit from their own research and oral reports, but they also learn from all the other children’s presentations of famous people who have made a positive impact in the world,” McGrory explained.
McGrory began the event at Brooke Elementary and has helped organize it with each school where she has taught. This is the 12th year for the event in the district.
-Submitted by Spring-Ford Area School District