Every year, the 5th graders at my son's elementary school do a living museum. They get to be famous people in history and when you push a button (or move an object in their display), they come to life and tell you about themselves. The script is pre-written from research done in class and memorized by the actors. And I absolutely love it. Why? Well...not because my kids is memorizing a bunch of information, but because he gets to bring history to life for a little bit. It gets to breathe, to speak, and to be interactive. This year, my son was Andrew Jackson. I may have gone overboard spending $20 to rent a costume, but I really wanted my son to make the most of the opportunity to be Jackson's voice for a day. It was a creative way to share information that went beyond a worksheet...and I think he liked the outfit (but he won't admit it).