Franklin Elementary School students participate in living wax museum for Black History Month lesson

Each year, sixth graders pick a notable person of African American heritage to study.

News 12 Staff

Feb 23, 2023, 3:33 AM

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Kids donned costumes in Stratford Wednesday for a history lesson, as part of the Franklin Elementary School's Black History Month living wax museum.
Each year, sixth graders pick a notable person of African American heritage to study.
Teachers say they call it a wax museum because the students become the person they researched, dressing up like them and giving a speech as if they are that person.
"The students have been working on this project for a full three weeks. They love it. They are excited for it and they are very excited for today," said Mindy Therriault, a teacher at Franklin Elementary School.
She says students start asking on the first day of school when they begin the wax museum project.


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