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Turkey Hill School Students Learn about Influential People

Turkey Hill School Students Learn about Influential People

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Did you know that Elvis Presley invented cool? Were you aware that Jane Goodall lived with chimpanzees? Well, on May 6th, visitors to Turkey Hill School discovered many amazing facts about several influential people in history. The Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum project is one of the most highly anticipated events in 5th grade at THS! Upon entering the school, visitors were escorted to a mock Madame Tussaud’s museum that spread throughout the upper wing of Turkey Hill. Frozen throughout the classrooms were fifth graders dressed up as people from the past ranging from Ben Franklin to Walt Disney. Next to each person was a button. When participants in the audience came and “pressed” their button, each student came to “life” and delivered their speech. Once their speech was complete, they transformed back into their wax figurines. “I liked this project because the 5th grade teachers made the learning fun in a unique way that everyone enjoyed” explains a 5th grade student who dressed up as Princess Diana. Prior to this event, students each chose an influential figure from history. They then conducted a research report, where they had to synthesize information from several sources, including videos, and websites. In addition to their research report, fifth graders had the choice of creating a multimedia presentation on a technology forum like Prezi, Thinglink, Google Slides and Adobe Voice. While the presentation was going on, 6th grade AV club members filmed the entire event for family members that couldn’t attend to watch at home. The students’ hard work and dedication to their projects was evident and their teachers and parents couldn’t have been prouder!

 

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