Living history

To celebrate Black History Month, Macedonia Elementary students in grades fourth through sixth participated in a Living History Museum Feb. 27. This was the second year of the museum. This was a capstone project concluding our studies of Black History Month.
There are two ways to study history. Kids can memorize facts from textbooks, or they can do it the fun way - by touring the MES living history museum, which was scattered throughout the gym. Students of all grade levels and community members walked through the living history museum and viewed the students dressed in costume amble amongst historically accurate backdrops in order to recreate life in a particular time period.
Students in sixth grade represented various historically black colleges as well as the sororities and fraternities. Students in fifth grade focused their attention on famous African Americans-past and present. Students displayed books relating to their African American in an attempt to promote reading across all grade levels. Fourth grade focused on various African American inventors/inventions of the time period.
The faculty, staff, and students enjoyed walking through and seeing the exhibits.