Most students go to the Milwaukee Public Museum to see displays and learn about life from days gone by. Lannon Elementary School fourth-graders will do it a bit differently. They will be portraying immigrants in a program on display for other museum visitors to observe and learn from.
The students in Katie Bernard’s and Nancy Collopy’s classes are participating in the “Museum Class Research Project.” The students chose immigrants as their research topic, and worked at school researching information, writing presentations, constructing display materials and practicing their speaking parts.
They will present their material March 23 from 10 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. The students and teachers invite community members to attend and see their work, which includes a wax museum with the students depicting immigrants from 16 different countries. They will present their program in the European Village.
The Milwaukee Public Museum is located at 800 West Wells St., Milwaukee.