America's History in the Making: Classroom Applications Four

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The final installment of a 22-part American history series examines the many faces that make up the country's story. From Henry Ford to Tulio Serrano, scholars use biographical evidence and Internet research to uncover the people behind the events. They incorporate graphic organizers and Venn diagrams to create materials that enhance the understanding of individuals shaping America's past and future. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Implement pairs in activity three to assist those with difficulty with the biography assignment
  • Have students interview each other and create a brief biography on the other person to understand the basis of the lesson
Classroom Considerations

  • Lesson uses VCR, overhead projector, and transparencies 
Pros

  • Resource provides critique questions for teachers to reflect upon 
  • Lesson includes a printable biography planning guide 
Cons

  • None