2/28/16 Learning history by acting it

Learning history by acting it

Destiny Currie reads information about Elizabeth Keckley. In all, 15 students portrayed historical figures. Like a real wax museum, the actors read their material only when their audience put a penny in a container in front of them. Proceeds from the event went toward the school’s backpack program.

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The Times-News 2/28/16     
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  Destiny Currie reads information about Elizabeth Keckley. In all, 15 students portrayed historical figures. Like a real wax museum, the actors read their material only when their audience put a penny in a container in front of them. Proceeds from the event went toward the school’s backpack program.

Amire Tucker reads an audience biographical information about Carter Woodson, whom he portrayed at a live wax museum exhibit at Eastlawn Elementary School on Friday. Amire Tucker reads an audience biographical information about Carter Woodson, whom he portrayed at a live wax museum exhibit at Eastlawn Elementary School on Friday.
Fifth-grader Tyshawn Wiley reads about Martin Luther King Jr.
Fifth-grader Tyshawn Wiley reads about Martin Luther King Jr.