BOUNTIFUL — As one of their final projects for the year, Saint Olaf Catholic School students in first through third grades presented a live historical timeline.
Each student was assigned to research a historical person who made a positive impact on our world.
Presentation day was exciting, when the children dressed up as the person they had researched and shared their knowledge with other students and family members.
The students lined up according to their spot in history. The line stretched from wall to wall across the gymnasium. The historical timeline spanned 3,515 years, beginning with Hatshepsut, the first female pharaoh, and ending with Kelly Clark, the American 2010 Olympic medalist in snowboarding. Other influential people represented were artists such as Georgia O’Keefe and Leonardo da Vinci; scientists such as Galileo, William Harvey, Alexander Graham Bell and Albert Einstein; explorers such as Robert Perry and Neil Armstrong; and political figures like Michelle Obama, Princess Diana and Theodore Roosevelt.
Prominent figures in social justice also were represented, including Martin Luther King Jr., Ghandi and Harriet Tubman, not to mention the One who had the greatest impact in history, Jesus Christ.
The project was created to develop students’ research skills and to help the students gain confidence in public speaking.