Famous Americans Parade the Hallways of Barnum Woods

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The hallways of Barnum Woods Elementary School were filled with distinguished historical figures, thinkers and inventors as second-graders marched in the Famous Americans Parade on Feb. 15.

Prior to the celebration, held to honor Presidents Day, the students spent months researching innovators in American history, learning about their childhood, discoveries and impact upon the world. Among the illustrious individuals were Betsy Ross, Neil Armstrong, John F. Kennedy, Amelia Earhart, Juliette Gordon Low and George Washington.

After completing their research projects, the second-graders created costumes resembling their characters for the school’s Famous Americans Parade, during which they walked the halls and visited other classrooms to present facts about their historical person. Their peers were able to ask questions and guess who the students portrayed.