Third grade wax museum at Campobello Gramling School

Published 9:34 pm Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The third graders at Campobello Gramling School recently created a wax museum in the school’s gymnasium that would have made Madame Tussaud proud.

After weeks of reading biographies and studying famous figures in history and popular culture, students transformed themselves to the people they studied.

Students wrote biographies, and designed posters and costumes for the event. Danielle Whitlow, third grade teacher said, “The students did a bang up job. History came alive today –all students left feeling inspired. Hopefully, they will pick up a book and read a biography. ”

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Elizabeth White, a student in Tara Phillip’s class decided to become Rosa Parks because, “She didn’t want to give up her seat on the bus and she taught that all of us were equal.”

Landon Henry from Mrs. Painter‘s class chose Davy Crockett because he said, “He’s a good range shooter and fighter. He fought in the war.”

Bringing history alive can spark an interest in all students at this age. Principal John Hodge said, “I hope the wax museum becomes a tradition at our school. The children’s enthusiasm for this event has been remarkable. This project has been truly studentfocused.”

To view more pictures from the event, visit the school’s website at

– article submitted by Kathryn Mitchell