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February 20, 2007 > Living history at Christian Community School

Living history at Christian Community School

World History has come alive as 7th grade Christian Community School students brought in their home made models of the Taj Mahal, The Great Wall of China, The Roman Coliseum, Stonehenge, The Great Pyramids of Egypt, the Eiffel Tower, and many more. These creations of clay, styrofoam, cardboard, wood, plaster, plastic, paint and whatever they could get their hands on, represented hours of hard work.

The 30 models will be on display during Visitors' Day, February 23 from 9am - 12pm. You can find these beautifully and creatively crafted models in the school's Atrium.

Junior high history teacher, Adam Modeszelski's challenge to his 7th grade class was to research a famous, historical and/or cultural symbol, location or a site; write a report and make a model. The only stipulation for the models is that they were to be an original creation and not pre-fabricated.

The terra cotta warriors of the mausoleum of the first Qin Emperor unearthed in X'an Shanaanxi, China were represented by Sam Wilterdink. He captured the individualized features, and uniform of several of the warriors by using clay and paint. Marcela Chinn brought in the largest project, a 5 feet tall model of the Eiffel Tower made entirely of popsicle sticks.

"Mr. Moe", as he is called, is a returning alum of Christian Community Schools, and has brought excitement this year to the history curriculum. The 8th grade students have picked one day in history between 1776 and 1900 and are creating a "newspaper" filled with pictures, articles, interviews, weather reports and cartoons. Sixth grade classes created posters of the different countries they have studied.

Other upcoming highlights in the CCS Academic year will include the Science Fair February 26, 5:30 pm, and the all school Spring Musical May 10-11 7:15pm, "The American Ideal", a parody of the "The American Idol" in May.

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