Wax Museum Brings History to Life

DSC_8219 Recently, Ross third graders presented the culminating project for their Development of Ice Age Settlements unit: a living “wax museum.” Through the year, the students have examined early human dwellings and how settlements and more permanent structures connect to the emergence of culture in early human civilization. They also looked at how the tools early humans created from the natural resources around them can be considered early forms of technology.

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For the wax museum presentation, the grade 3 class donned costumes and created tableaus representing various aspects of life among early human tribes. Visitors witnessed simulations of hunting techniques, shelter building, tool and weapon making, and domestic interactions, as well as modern researchers who work in the paleontological field.

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View the Flickr gallery of the Grade 3 Wax Museum.