Washington Junior High 8th graders had one week to research, prepare a poster, create a short biography, and create a speech highlighting why their figure was popular in the 1920's and how they have influenced others.
On November 7 students got to participate in a 'Wax Museum'. Staff could walk around and listen to student presentations about the historical figure they chose.
Some of the figures included Babe Ruth, Henry Ford, Bonnie and Clyde, Coco Channel, and Al Capone.
Some students dress up as their figures. This project integrates social studies, reading, and language arts, and is many students' first exposure to public speaking.