Fifth graders become experts on famous Americans. Then, donning costumes and props, students present their research in a living history to an audience. This research project allows students to hone their research skills, utilize the Crane library holdings, and write a scholarly piece showcasing the writing skills they have learned in the last few years of school.
One goal of this project is for students to go forward with a general curiosity of how individuals, either famous, infamous, or ancestors, led their lives. For some students, biography becomes a favorite genre to read.
Famous Americans who have visited our campus recently include:
|Julia Morgan||Laura Ingalls Wilder||Muhammad Ali||Michelle Obama||Steve Jobs||Elizabeth Blackwell|
|Harriet Tubman||George Washington||Martin Luther King, Jr.||The Wright Brothers||Ulysses S. Grant||Dr. Seuss|
Lewis and Clark
|Harry Houdini||Annie Oakley||Amelia Earhart||Clara Barton||Maya Angelou|