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Fourth graders brought history to life on December 13, as they hosted a Living Museum that reenacted important women and men from the period around the American Revolution. 

The presentation, which took place around the Pit, also excited all of campus, as many Middle and Upper School students and teachers stopped by to watch, listen, and learn.

For months, the fourth graders have been studying major figures from the period of the American Revolution - well known ones like George Washington and Paul Revere, but also less celebrated but greatly accomplished individuals like Phillis Wheatley, Deborah Sampson, and Benjamin Banneker. The students have researched these women and men, written about them, and practiced their public speaking by reporting on them.

On December 13, they wowed teachers and fellow students alike with their presentations. From memory, they offered lengthy lists of facts about the figures they were dressed as. They even answered questions from those who were eager to learn more!

Here is a list of the women and men the students studied:

  • Phillis Wheatley
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Samuel Adams
  • Paul Revere
  • James Madison
  • Benjamin Banneker
  • Alexander Hamilton
  • Patrick Henry
  • Thomas Jefferson 
  • Molly Pitcher
  • Patience Wright
  • John Adams
  • Crispus Attucks
  • Betsy Ross
  • Mercy Otis Warren
  • Deborah Sampson
  • John Hancock
  • George Washington
  • Benedict Arnold
  • James Armistead Lafayette
  • Sybil Ludington
  • Thomas Payne

 

 

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Jay Leach