historical figures

On the front row are Kaitlyn Mitchell, Addison Layfield, Landry Dawn Clark, Sadie Coffee, Alayna Warren, and Grace Herring; middle row, Joshua Allan, Ruby Cate Connell, Alden Conger, and Gracie Jones; and back row, Gibson Clark, Joseph Conger, Quinn Mitchell, Ethan Herring, and McKenna Wilson.

THOMASVILLE — Fifteen famous people from American history suddenly came to life on a recent afternoon.

Florence Nightingale, Helen Keller, Henry Ford, Martha Washington, Wyatt Earp and Betsy Ross were among them. Well, miniature versions, anyway.

Fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade homeschool students in the Essentials program at the Thomasville community of Classical Conversations were dressed up in all their cardboard and bedsheet splendor as they entertained family and friends with their costumes and a short speech about their historical figure.

Classical Conversations, the world’s largest classical homeschool organization, provides Christian curriculum and supportive educational communities for students K4-12.

“The students had a great time researching and writing about their historical character,” said Meg Herring, Essentials tutor for the Thomasville community of Classical Conversations. “Their use of the research process was clearly seen as they presented their character to the audience. They had fun making history come alive.”

This is a highlight of the year for the Essentials students ages 9-12, Herring explained. Students have been working hard all year learning to write well in their class on Essentials of the English Language. 

Their last assignment was a research paper on the historical character of their choice. They summarized their paper into a short speech and presented a dramatic interpretation.

Classical Conversations® is a classical education resource used by homeschoolers in all 50 states and more than 40 foreign countries. 

CC now has more than 125,000 students enrolled in its tutoring programs, which are provided by more than 2,500 CC communities. C

C provides resources, guidance, and a community for a Christian homeschool curriculum using classical education in three developmental stages: grammar, dialectic and rhetoric.

For more information, visit www.classicalconversations.com.

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