Ind. third-grade students get into character for project

Third-grade students at an Indiana elementary school took on the persona of American icons of their choosing, culminating a six-week project in which students studied and prepared presentations about their chosen icons' lives. Students also used costumes to portray their icons, creating a type of "wax museum" in the school cafeteria. "Our standards that we teach with nowadays are a lot more rigorous and big projects such as these are a good way for me to kind of incorporate a variety of standards in one event," said third-grade teacher Lori Farmer.

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