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Madison 3rd graders bring history alive for "living museum"

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Students at Madison Elementary School got a from the past today for the school's annual "Living History Museum."

Nearly 100 third graders dressed up as their favorite historical figure, ranging from Albert Einstein to Michael Jackson.

Students we talked to definitely liked the idea.

"I picked Shirley Temple because I thought it would be fun to have here and she did something I love to do," said Cassidy Brown.

"I picked Bill Gates because I have always looked up to him," said Dev Patel.

"I picked Ruth Handler because my aunt is a collector and I liked Barbies when I was young," said Shelby Rose.

"Princess Diana because I think she's a really good role model," said Elizabeth Nelson.

Madison teachers say this is a unique and fun way to teach kids about history, to let them make the choice.

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