History comes to life at Fox Chase Elementary

Fifth graders studied and dressed up as historical figures in a living history museum.

The future is bright: Fifth-grade students at Fox Chase Elementary participated in the living history museum on June 2. The annual tradition allows students to dress up as famous people and give speeches about their lives.

The auditorium of Fox Chase Elementary was packed with famous political, historical and pop culture figures last Friday.

Fifth-grade students participated in the living history museum, an annual tradition where students dress up as famous people and give speeches about their lives.

Presidents, astronauts and pop stars were all available to teach parents and other students about their accomplishments.

Aidan Berry dressed as President Donald Trump.

“I know a lot about him and want to become a president one day,” he said.

Laila Young as Mae Jemison.

Fifth-grade teacher Heather Kaiser first had the idea. She, along with fellow fifth-grade teachers Samantha Decker and Tracy Smith, organized the museum.

“The costumes were amazing this year,” Smith said. “It’s a great group of kids, and this shows their motivation to learn.”

Brianna Meder and Sandy Nguyen went as famous female athletes who inspired them to compete in sports themselves. Brianna became Gabby Douglas, who became her role model as Douglas was competing on the American women’s gymnastics team just as Brianna started gymnastics.

Sandy went as Laila Ali.

“She proved that girls can be strong,” Sandy said.

Kaylana Edwards as Dot Richardson.

A lot of preparation went into the living museum. First, students chose their person and researched their lives using appropriate search engines. They found information such as family, achievements and other interesting facts. They practiced writing and delivering speeches, receiving feedback from teachers and peers.

Terrance Taylor as Michael Jackson and Zahni Muhammad as Rihanna.

On June 2, parents, visitors and other students were invited to the auditorium to see the fun costumes and hard work pay off.

“A lot of students said they would never be able to give speeches, but they’re seeing today that they can,” Smith said.

The museum proved that learning can be fun and informative. See more costumes below.••

Jason Oakes as Benjamin Franklin.
Caitlin Desilvis as Elizabeth Blackwell.
Aidan Berry as Donald Trump
Kenny Kachigian as John F. Kennedy
Alex Rodriguez as Henrey Ford
Zeke Lyden as Buddy Valastro, AKA “Cake Boss”
Anthony Blidi as Prince
Gianna Torres as Amelia Earhart
Emily Pizzo as Alex Morgan
Sandy Nguyen and Brianna Meder as Laila Ali and Gabby Douglas

Logan Krum can be reached at lkrum@newspapermediagroup.com. Follow Northeast Times on Twitter at @NETimesOfficial.