The Dell Rapids fifth graders held their annual Living History Fair on Friday, March 23rd, in the Dell Rapids Middle School commons area. This was the seventh year the fifth grade classes at Dell Rapids have held this event.
Students were given an historical figure to portray during the event. They spent the last few weeks researching their person, putting together a report, creating a costume, and putting together a visual board about their person. The students then held “performances” two different times during the day of their event. The first session was held from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m., and the second session was held from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Students had coin cans at their station. When visitors put coins in the jar, the students “came to life” and acted out their report about the life of the person they were portraying. The students will be donating all the money raised during the event to a charity of their choosing.