Whittier Elementary third graders embody historical figures in wax museum project

Whittier Elementary third graders embody historical figures in wax museum project

LAWTON, Okla. (TNN) - Third grade students at Whittier Elementary in Lawton got to take part in an interactive assignment Tuesday.

They got to learn about Oklahoma history and the people who impacted the state by taking part in a wax museum of sorts with kids dressing like famous figures and telling their classmates the stories of those people.

The third grade teacher says this is a good chance for them to learn about history in a different way.

“We have such a rich culture of famous Oklahomans from Sam Walton, founder of Wal-Mart to the founder of the Cherokee alphabet with Sequoyah, and so there are so many people they need to learn about," said Crystal Sellers, third grade teacher at Whittier Elementary.

On top of the wax figures presentation, students also had to write a report about the historical figure of their choice and give a speech about them in class.

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