Canterbury Students Bring Famous African-Americans to Life

Fourth-graders at the Cleveland Heights-University Heights elementary school wrote research papers about famous African-American writers, musicians, athletes and more and used information to create a "wax museum."

Fourth-graders at didn't just research Serena Williams, Michael Jackson, Rosa Parks and Joe Louis.

They became them.

As part of Black History Month, students chose one famous African-American writer, musician, athlete or activist and researched them. Then they wrote a paper and created a presentation with information for the school's 2012 Wax Museum. The "wax historical figures" stood while students in other grades, teachers and parents browsed the gym. When viewers pushed a button, it prompted the kids to come to life and present a biography about the influential person they researched.

Watch the video included with this article to see highlights from the event.

Karen Posner March 09, 2012 at 05:15 PM
Sounds, and looks, like the students were very prepared and involved with their learning for this creative project. Kudos to Mrs. Greenberg and her team of teachers :-)
Curtis E. Posner March 09, 2012 at 06:30 PM
Mrs. Greenberg is an excellent teacher who obviously keeps her students well informed. She is a credit to her school and the community.


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