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History comes to life for Ironwood Elementary 3rd graders

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Students put on "living wax museum" for historical figure presentations.

More than 100 third graders at Ironwood Elementary School in the Marana Unified School District will participate in a unique learning opportunity.

They'll dress up as famous historical figures, present how they made a difference in the United States or world, and then "freeze" into a wax figure pose.

Tonight, the students will perform for their parents. Tomorrow morning, they'll present to the rest of the school.

Susan Scott is the third grade teacher behind the project. "Over the years children have learned about history, but it's never been real to them.  And so we've taken this opportunity, as many schools across the nation have to develop a 'living wax museum'," said Scott.  

Students draw the historical figure, do research, created a tri-fold on that person and then to help make it real to the students, they dress up as their figure. 

"Now they have the opportunity to become that person, and share what they know, not only with each other, but parents and friends that will visit our wax museum tonight," said Scott. 

Some of the historical figures the students will be include Helen Keller, Walt Disney, Albert Einstein, Cleopatra, Rosa Parks, Amelia Earhart, Abraham Lincoln, and more.

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