The 4th graders in Texas spend the year studying Texas History. As a culminating project, the students choose a famous Texan to research and represent during our Living History Museum. During the the project, students learn important note taking skills and TEKS such as skimming and scanning for important information, identifying sources and how to create a bibliography, and presentation skills of public speaking. Along with sharing their knowledge of the Famous Texan, the students also created a Museum Box that included special items you might find on displayed at a musuem for this person.
This student researched Mary Kay Ash – founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics.
Who was your famous Texan and why did you choose that person? What skill do you think was the most helpful while completing your research? What was the most challenging aspect of the project? What might you do differently next time you need to research a topic? What did you like or dislike about the Living History Museum?