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Lincoln Elementary presents living museum

For The Madera Tribune

Lincoln Elementary School sixth grade teacher Felipe Magos’ class gathers after hosting a walk-through museum earlier this month. This is the 25th year Magos has put on the performance.


Felipe Magos’ sixth grade class at Lincoln Elementary presented its culminating project for their studies of Ancient Egypt.

The class transformed Lincoln’s library into a walk-through museum exhibit where students dressed in costumes of the past and performed as legendary figures from the history of Ancient Egypt.

Real-life characters, such as Cleopatra, King Tut, Ramesses II, and mythical characters, such as Ra, Anubis, Sobek, Isis, and Horus, were on display and spoke to touring groups of students from kindergarten to sixth grade. Students have worked for the past two months to put on the performance. They researched, wrote reports, formed speeches, and practiced those speeches to put on a two-day performance.

On Dec. 2, the exhibit was opened to a limited crowd, mainly the parents and family of each of the students performing.

A full video tour was presented on Lincoln Elementary’s YouTube channel for all of the community to watch this year’s presentation.

This year is significant because it marks the 25th anniversary of this event. For the past 25 years, Magos has worked with each of his classes to put on this performance, and it serves as a memorable event for all who have participated.

What started as a simple display in a one-classroom setting has now become an exhibit to showcase the efforts of Lincoln’s students.

It is a proud achievement to have reached 25 consecutive years with his classes, even managing to have a virtual performance last year during pandemic situations. It serves as a great way to engage and motivate students in their learning, to provide a means for all students to reach their full potential.

Magos hopes to continue this event for many years to come.


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