Living Museum

Famous Missourians Living Museum
Posted on 03/27/2017

Athletes, authors, educators, entertainers, entrepreneurs, explorers, Native Americans and outlaws were portrayed on Friday, March 25, at Oak Grove. 

The famous Missourians living museum has been an annual tradition at the elementary school for well over a decade, this year for the first time on the third grade level with the transition of fourth grade to the Middle School configuration.

“It’s a way to show how hard the kids have worked,” third grade teacher Kristie Robinson said. “Listening and speaking is a life skill.”

Robinson explained that the Missouri Learning Standards have changed to include a history component plus listening and speaking in the third grade. Oak Grove accomplishes the objective by having students research a famous statesman, then create a poster board, dress as the individual and deliver a speech to the public during the culminating event. Students started the project in January. 

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Cutline: Malaki Black, portraying Jesse James, learns from classmate Harley Werkmeister about Molly Brown, a Titanic survivor born in Hannibal.

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