"Time Capsule Museum" at Arnn Elementary
A "Time Capsule Museum," the Social Studies-themed exhibits for which were created and curated by students in the Gifted Education class at Arnn Elementary School, was opened Feb. 6 for student, faculty and parent viewing.
The museum came about as part of a "project-based learning" concept encouraged by Ben Kolodziej, the GE teacher at Arnn. Students spent about nine weeks researching their projects, compiling facts and hand-crafting replica artifacts -- coins, newspaper clippings, aircraft and vehicle replicas, models, maps, jewelry and replica weapons -- for their exhibits.
Several Arnn classes filed in to the museum, where they could view the exhibits and ask questions. Included were exhibits on ancient Egypt, World War II, the Civil War, the Battle of the Alamo, the Cold War, and the Vietnam War.
"To see so many people learning and enjoying the experience [of the museum], I think it made all of us feel proud," said Kolodziej.