Granite Quarry living history museum
Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 21, 2011
Fourth-graders in Stephen Tatum’s social studies class at Granite Quarry Elementary School hosted a “Living Museum of History” to conclude their study of the Civil War.
Students worked with partners to research people and places of notable importance during the war to create an educational exhibit and share key information with others.
The exhibits were displayed, and the student creators, many dressed in character, were available to tell the stories of their experiences through the wars.
Fifth-graders were invited to the living museum to go through the exhibits and discover more about the events which have shaped our country. This hands-on learning experience proved to be an effective means of learning and understanding the past while making connections to the present.