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Dakota Valley students bring history to life

Fifth graders at Dakota Valley Middle School got to be part of history Monday in a living museum.

"I was known for building America's economy," said Derrick Vermilyea, "Henry Ford".

"I was elected by the Republican Party to exceed George Washington as president," said Michael Granstrom, "Thomas Jefferson".

"My favorite speech was, 'That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind'," said Owen Hede, "Neil Armstrong".

"I'm known for being the first woman to win a Nobel Piece prize, the first person to win two Nobel Piece prizes, the first woman to get a doctoral degree out of France, and for my scientific achievements," said Bella Boyle, "Marie Curie".

The students got to choose the historical figure they would like to be. As part of history class, they researched the person to give a speech to the public.

The kids even dressed up like the person to get into character.

They do it to learn something new about the historical figure and their impact to society.

"I thought it was really neat on all the accomplishments she made and everything she did," said Bella Boyle, "Marie Curie".

"It does inspire me. What he did through his life and all that," said Owen Hede, "Neil Armstrong".

"He's been my favorite president because he purchased the Louisiana Purchase and South Dakota is part of the Louisiana Purchase," said Michael Granstrom, "Thomas Jefferson".

If you missed the living museum, you can still go Tuesday afternoon from 1:15 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Dakota Valley Middle School gym.
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