City youngsters share stories of history's heroes
Some of the greatest Americans in history visited Lawton Christian School Thursday.
Fourth-graders at LCS put on a living history wax museum, where they each portrayed an important figure from American History.
Teacher Kathy Northington said the event is the culmination of a project that starts in January and is her students' first exposure to a serious large-scale school research assignment.
When the fourth-graders returned from Christmas Break, they chose biographies of important Americans. They had to write a book report, then a research paper. After that, they created timelines of the subjects' lives. They designed commemorative postage stamps for each figure.
Then they created a project board with visual presentations of the information they learned and wrote monologues about the historical figures from each famous person's perspective.
They dressed up in costumes as their characters Thursday afternoon and stood next to their project boards. When parents and other visitors pressed a "button" next to the student, he or she would come to life and deliver the monologue.
This was the fourth year for the annual project, Northington said. Her students look forward to it every year, she added.
This year's choices for great Americans included several presidents, Native Americans like Pocahontas and Sacajawea, inventors Thomas Edison and George Washington Carver, Davy Crockett, Paul Revere, Harriet Tubman and many others.