MERCED, Calif. (KFSN) --Students at Charles Wright Elementary in Merced created a living wax museum in the cafeteria. Dozens of sixth graders dressed up as figures from the past and present including Cleopatra, Elvis, and Albert Einstein.
To prepare the students conducted research, created props, and memorized a speech about the person they portrayed. Other students were invited to walk through the museum and push a button on each display to hear those speeches.
"I think this is a really cool project because, kids are learning about different people from history and it's a really fun way to do it," said Amariah Yniguez, sixth grader.
"It's nice because it's not only reading, writing, speaking standards, it's a little bit of social studies and things like that. So, it's a lot of everything mixed in one," said Kodi Matsuo, sixth-grade teacher.
Nearly 50 students played roles in the wax museum, and more than a dozen classes had a chance to visit.