Every student here at Stacey feels absolutely swamped with projects, but Mr. Yohn and Mrs. Redmond have assigned yet another one to their eighth-grade classes. Thankfully, this one is a bit more amusing than some of the others.
Usually, at this point in the year, eighth graders would be responsible for recording and editing a video of a historical reenactment. But this year, teachers decided to spice things up. Instead of the boring, old video project, eighth graders will be writing a script to act out in front of the third grade class of Clegg and Schroeder Elementary School.
Mrs. Redmond says they came up with the idea because the video projects had become boring to grade after so many years of watching them. “From what I’ve observed, there’s been a lot of good work with the boards and we’ll be starting on the scripts Monday.”
Kids have chosen topics like the assassination of Lincoln, the lost colony of Roanoke, the creation of the Underground Railroad, and dozens more.
Students were allowed to work alone, pair up, or choose two other partners. Their skits will range from thirty to ninety seconds and include costumes and props.