This is the Living Wax Museum, a capstone in Ms. Lividini's nonfiction reading unit. The theme was “Second Chances." The students selected a famous person to research; identifying what obstacles the person overcame to make a difference. Each student created a trifold board that presented his or her discoveries, and wrote a speech which gave a brief summary of the person’s childhood, adulthood, career, and fame, as well as personal victories.
Dressing up and performing as the person for their classmates was fun! They recorded each other’s presentations later that day. Students would use Seesaw to review their work. Ms. Lividni would also use the app to share the projects with parents
"I chose the theme 'Second Chances' because I wanted to give the students an opportunity to look at some of the world’s most famous and successful people and understand that they overcame many obstacles along the way," said Ms. Lividini. "It was a way to combine growth mindset and reading in the classroom! It’s important that as we grow, we learn that the challenges we face in our lives are stepping stones to the people we become."