Living History Museum


This print-and-go resource includes EVERYTHING you need to successfully run a Living History Museum with your students. Created by Jessica Lawler - Joy in the Journey
One of my all-time favorite things I did with my fifth grade students every year was the Living History Museum! What is a Living History Museum, you may ask? LHM is a phenomenal event that challenges your students to develop their research skills and oral communication skills at the same time. 

Here's how it works: It’s an event that your class hosts (in the classroom, gymnasium, cafeteria, etc,) where you can invite parents and other classes to come and see your students’ hard work on display. Your students will research a famous person who contributed to society in an important way. They will take their research and turn it in to a short speech (written in the first person). On the day of the event they will stand around frozen in place and the visitors will come and press the "button" that will bring each student to life! The students will then present their memorized speech (as the historical figure) and then go back to their frozen position. This was one of the most memorable and profitable activities I did with my students all year and I’m passionate about making it easy for other teachers to do it as well.

Sample speech:
This print-and-go resource includes EVERYTHING you need to successfully run a Living History Museum with your students. Created by Jessica Lawler - Joy in the Journey
Sample pictures:
Can you name all of these famous people my students presented as?
This print-and-go resource includes EVERYTHING you need to successfully run a Living History Museum with your students. Created by Jessica Lawler - Joy in the Journey

Interested in trying out the Living History Museum with your class? I'd love to help you out! Because I'm so passionate about seeing the project done (and done well!) I have created a resource for busy teachers like yourself! This packet includes all of the resources I used to run this event with my class each year. You can pick and choose which elements you want to include or to save yourself time by hitting print, passing out the pages, and go! Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. 
This print-and-go resource includes EVERYTHING you need to successfully run a Living History Museum with your students. Created by Jessica Lawler - Joy in the JourneyThis print-and-go resource includes EVERYTHING you need to successfully run a Living History Museum with your students. Created by Jessica Lawler - Joy in the Journey
This print-and-go resource includes EVERYTHING you need to successfully run a Living History Museum with your students. Created by Jessica Lawler - Joy in the Journey

This print-and-go resource includes EVERYTHING you need to successfully run a Living History Museum with your students. Created by Jessica Lawler - Joy in the Journey

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