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St. Joachim second graders bring history to life

By gently pressing stickers fixed on the hands of 34 second graders, visitors to the third annual Living Wax Museum learned about the lives of famous authors, performers, political and religious leaders and others.

The museum set up in the gymnasium of St. Joachim Elementary School on Tuesday drew about 400 people which included other students, their families and educators.

It was the culmination of a six-week research project to fulfill a history standard.

“This is a fun way to do it and the kids help each other practicing their speeches so they could probably give the speech for everybody because they’ve learned about the other famous people by helping each other learn their speech. So it’s a good way to trick them into learning,” said second grade teacher Donna VanHoogmoed...


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