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638 resources with the concept biographies

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Biographies in a Box Come to Life

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students use the Internet to research someone's biography.
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Career Biographies

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Students choose an occupation that they would like to pursue and write a career biography that outlines the path they would need to follow to achieve their goals.
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Roller Time Line

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students create a timeline of a historical event or person's life and decorate the center of a roll of toilet paper with their timeline.
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The Life of Dolley Madison

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students research the life of Dolley Madison through selected website pages. They read a timeline, letters and background information and view images. They choose 10 events from her life and fill in a chart.
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Balloon Bustin' Biographies

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students choose a famous person to write a one to three page report about. They conduct research using electronic encyclopedias, biographies, and videos. When students have all presented their reports, the class has a party.
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Living Biographies

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders present a dramatic living biography of a famous person based on previous reading and research.
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Who Me? A Writer?

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students interview another student using a twenty question format and write a three-part biography of that person. They create a collage representing the person they interviewed.
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On Top of the World

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students listen to excerpts from an autobiography about the first blind man to reach the summit of Mt. Everest. They discuss Erik Weihenmayer's life, and write a bio-poem using a bio-poem formula.
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The Early Suffragists

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Young scholars research early suffragists in an effort to find the most influential leader of the movement. They give presentations and the class chooses a winner. They write letters to the postmaster suggesting they be placed on a stamp.
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Using HyperStudio to present a biography

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students read a biography, present the six focus statements (areas of information) onto a 3-D box, photograph their box with a digital camera, and create a HyperStudio card with voice and text.
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Author Background/Investigation

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students research an Accelerated Reader author and write a two page report summarizing relevant information about the author. They include personal data, professional data, and at least one quote from someone who has read one of the...
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Pumpkin Pals

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students write biographies for imaginary pumpkin pals by creating a life story for the pumpkin. They edit, correct, and later artistically design and write a final draft of their pumpkin pal biography.
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Richard Nixon: Man and President (2 parts)

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students watch the video "Richard Nixon: Man and President, complete vocabulary work and discuss the video using the question provided.
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Eleanor Roosevelt: A Restless Spirit

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students observe an intimate view of the life of Eleanor Roosevelt including her childhood experiences and personal relationships, it explores her role in American politics, civil rights, and foreign affairs.