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Explorers Wax Museum ONLINE!


The fourth graders completed a four week long project on explorers. The culminating activity was a wax museum. Students stood in front of their presentation boards, struck their poses, and simulated wax museum statues until someone stepped on their  push button. This resulted in bringing to life the explorers, who were in full costume. Each gave a speech about their adventures and accomplishments. Some of the students even mastered Spanish and English accents.Their performances were OUTSTANDING! If you missed it, you’re in luck! Below are the videos of the explorer speeches as well as the photo of their presentation boards. ENJOY!

 Juan Rodriquez Cabrillo



Juan Bautista de Anza

Juan Bautista de Anza



Sir Francis Drake




Ponce de Leon

Ponce de Leon



Christopher Columbus



Henry Hudson



Ferdinand Magellan




Francisco de Coronado




Gaspar de Portola




Hernando de Soto

Hernando de Soto



Jacques Cartier




John Cabot




Vasco Nunez de Balboa




Hernando Cortez




The Explorers Wax Museum in Action!

2 Comments to

“Explorers Wax Museum ONLINE!”

  1. January 12th, 2015 at 11:46 pm      Reply Mieke Delwiche Says:

    What an amazing project, Donna. I thoroughly enjoyed watching the museum come to life under the Pavilion. It was evident that the students had spent a lot of time researching and creating their presentations. I love that so many of the multiple intelligences were used during the creation of their explorer projects. Well done Fourth Grade! I loved every minute of it!

  2. January 13th, 2015 at 12:02 am      Reply Barbara Remick Says:

    I’m so bummed I missed it, but the videos were wonderful! What a bunch of little actors we have in 4th grade! Super cool project and hard work was evident! Bravo!

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