16 Mar Living History – SHA Edition
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a conversation with Cleopatra? Exchange riddles with Mark Twain? Or try to stump Albert Einstein? Well, if you were at South Hills Academy this past Wednesday evening, you were given that opportunity in our very own chapel!
History came alive on our SHA campus as our 5th – 8th grade students came together to create an interactive living history museum. The brainchild of Ms. Garcia, SHA’s middle school history teacher extraordinaire, each student selected an important historical figure and did two months of extensive research on their background, their contributions to society, how they changed their respective fields and/or our world for the betterment of humankind, and what eventually happened to them and/or what their lives are like today.
In addition to the physical display that each student had to create, our students dressed in costume and became the grandest of thespians as they channeled their historical figures to bring them to life for our audience. Visitors would press each respective student’s button and bring the historical figure to life for a conversation. It was truly extraordinary seeing the excitement, passion, and energy that our SHA Eagles put into their presentations, costumes, and performances. It was evident how much they enjoyed this project, and it was clear that our parents and visitors were enjoying themselves immensely as they watched these dedicated children bring history to life.
The Living History Museum is one of the many different projects and styles of learning that the teachers at South Hills Academy provide for our students as we look for new and exciting opportunities for our students as they learn to think about, create, and celebrate the world around them.