Thanks to the vision of our social studies/language arts teacher, Megan Beaudoin, our 8th grade students were able to embody historical figures from the late 1700s and early 1800s in American history. Students researched their figure, wrote historical informational monologues, created and even sewed costumes, and had an opportunity to practiced public speaking. Not only was this a wonderful series of simultaneous performances, but it offered a unique educational and cross-cohort opportunity for our younger students, who visited the “museum” and learned from their older peers.
On Tuesday, February 7, the entire Baker community was invited to the Museum. Students from Preschool through Middle School visited the library, where they were given maps and circulated around the Museum. The characters, normally our modern, wonderful 8th grade students, performed speeches and then took questions from the younger students. Through the project, students “became” historical figures and immersed themselves in the lives of another person. What a treat!
Below are the two videos created from this wonderful project.