Heroes Come to Life through Fourth Grade Black History Wax Museum
Throughout the month of February, the Class of 2029 took a deep dive into understanding the extraordinary impact that Black heroes - inventors, scholars, leaders, environmentalists, artists, writers, athletes, politicians, and through every other aspect of our culture - have had on our lives today.
Through their studies, the fourth grade students confirmed that Black history IS American history. To illustrate the contributions of their heroes to their friends and families, each student chose a figure to research independently by reading several books by or about their subjects. The fourth graders then created a frame, which illustrated key facts about their historic figures, and shared details about the impact of each individual through a "wax museum" on Thursday, March 11. The presentations, held virtually in the form of Teams meetings, invited other Lower School classes and parents to learn about each individual in the first person point of view, and to ask questions to learn more. Barack Obama, Mahalia Jackson, Maya Angelou, Benjamin Banneker, Wangari Maathi, were among the distinguished subjects of this event.
Indian Creek school is a co-educational, college preparatory independent school, located in Crownsville, Maryland. Students in Pre-K3 through grade 12 receive a vibrant educational experience based on excellent academics steeped in strong student-teacher connections.