Students Bring Historical Midwest Figures Home in Living Museum

First-grade students at Oakhill Day School brought the history of the Midwest to a living museum. In class, students were taught about thirty famous individuals who have shaped American history, all from the region they call home. Figures ranged from Abraham Lincoln, Walt Disney, and Fred Astaire to Oprah Winfrey, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Simone Biles. Each student chose their favorite and researched their figure even further. Using skills they had learned in their technology classes, they created a report based on their findings to present to peers, and eventually, their families and school. Each student was encouraged to dress up as the figure they chose when they made their final presentation.

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