EL CENTRO – The Imperial Valley Home School Academy presented “A Walk through Time” – A Living History Museum.
Hosted by Sunflower Elementary School, students from the academy each chose a character out of history to study and develop a presentation, including dressing up as their character.
Murrie Plourd, Lead Teacher for IVHSA, explained the program.
“We try to integrate a lot of hands-on activities,” said Plourd. “What they did for social studies was to pick a character they wanted to research. They did research papers, but they turned it into a first person narrative for our Living History Museum. They used props and story boards to explain the character they are personifying.”
Matt Phillips, Principle of Sunflower Elementary School, welcomed visitors to the event.
“We’re really just hosting this event for the home school,” said Phillips. “They are our neighbors and so when they need a facility, we welcome them to come over.”
Sixteen students were a part of the Living History Museum:
Isabella Contreras, 3rd grade, was Queen Isabella
Daisy Armenta, 1st grade, was Betsy Ross
Aislee Trachta, 3rd grade, was Queen Khamehameha
Joseph Donely, 1st grade, was Abraham Lincoln
Cambria Day, 3rd grade, was Laura Wilder Ingalls
Keira Riley, 1st grade, was Annie Oakley
Arianna Flores, 6th grade, was Coco Chanel
Matthew Coehlo, 7th grade, was Babe Ruth
Claire Coehlo, 8th grade, was Amelia Earhart
Madison Hamilton, 6th grade, was Shirley Temple
Denise Armenta, 7th grade, was Mary Kay Ash
Caitlyn Childers, 6th grade, was Ann Marston
Lucas Jorgensen, Kinder, was Tata (Grandpa Valenzuela)
Daniel Luna, kinder, was a Marine
Molly Wagner, Kinder, was a Veterinarian
Miss Plourd wished to thank everyone who attended the event to support the students that had worked so hard to put on a great presentation for their friends and family.