Newell Elementary 5th graders host annual living wax museum

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - Fifth graders at Newell Elementary took their history lesson a step further on Wednesday during their annual living wax museum.

Students dressed up as their favorite historical figures for their project. The assignment was to research that person then write a speech about their lives. Those speeches were given to parents and family members at Wednesday's museum.

Teachers say this is a good way for students learn about the impact other have had on the world.

"I think it's good to be able to look at somebody else and think about what impact other people have had and kind of get outside of your own self. Maybe it's somebody you don't know."

Teachers also said this is a learning experience for them because each year there are students who choose people they hadn't heard of.