C.K. Burns third-grader Allison Garland recites a speech about Abigail Adams during the school's wax museum project at the Saco school on Friday. LIZ GOTTHELF/Journal Tribune

C.K. Burns third-grader Allison Garland recites a speech about Abigail Adams during the school’s wax museum project at the Saco school on Friday. LIZ GOTTHELF/Journal Tribune

SACO — C.K. Burns third-grade classrooms were transformed into a history museum on Friday.

The students took part in a “wax museum” project. Students, dressed up in costume as a figure from the American Revolution period, were stationed around the room next to a display about their character. Each display had a “push button” fashioned from an upside down paper cup. When the button was pushed, the student stood up and came to life as the character, reciting a short history about the historical figure they portrayed. 

C.K. Burns third-grader Faye Collins recites her speech about King George III during the school's was museum project at the Saco school on Friday. LIZ GOTTHELF/Journal Tribune

C.K. Burns third-grader Faye Collins recites her speech about King George III during the school’s was museum project at the Saco school on Friday. LIZ GOTTHELF/Journal Tribune

Students were asked to choose an important person in history, do research and write an oral report, memorize the report and make a costume, said student Allison Garland, who was dressed up as Abigail Adams.

“It was a lot of work, but it was fun,” she said.

Cameron Goldberg, who was portraying Sam Adams, and Faye Collins, who was portraying King George III, also said they enjoyed the project, even though it took a lot of work.

Cameron said he used notecards to help him memorize his speech, and Faye said she practiced her speech before going to bed for several days. 

The students were all well prepared, and eager to perform for students and parents who paraded through the class room. 

“I’m very proud of them,” said teacher John Goff. “They worked really hard on this.”

Goff said the students were studying the American Revolution in class, and the project tied in to what they were learning. He said since the students were able to pick their own character, they took a lot of interest in their subject matter. 

Staff Writer Liz Gotthelf can be contacted at 282-1535, ext. 325 or [email protected]


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