Just like a doll or toy that speaks or walks when you pull a string or press a button, second-graders at Rollins Place Elementary in Zachary brought history to life Feb. 20 during Living History Day. Dressed as famous historical figures, students recited biographical and famous facts about the person they chose to present as parents and grandparents visited classrooms throughout the day. Silent and motionless until a red button was pressed, only then did students begin telling their stories.

Historical figures included Betsy Ross, Babe Ruth, Pocahontas and Colin Powell.