The project started with a book. Each fourth grader was given a biography of an American who made a difference for our country. In Social Studies class, the children learned where their historical figure fit into a timeline of American history. During their library time, Mrs. Hermann introduced the children to a variety of reference materials. In writing class, they took notes, wrote paragraphs, and are in the process of writing a full research paper. For the presentation on February 6, each child selected an important event in the life of their character to dramatize on the living timeline. The children wrote their own short speeches for the timeline. They appeared in order of the events they were portraying, not necessarily the order in which they were born.
We would like to thank: the parents who volunteered in the costume room, patiently helping each child find just the right costume, Loma Hopkins and David Stoeri for their help with our music, Chris and Kathy Culp for putting together the slideshow, and our drama teacher Ross Mihalko for helping us put it all together. -Cindy Hamilton, Bebe Krewson, Heather Moir (4th Grade Teachers)