From Ordinary to Extraordinary: Everyday Heroes from the 1800s

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From Clara Barton and Harriet Beecher Stowe to Ulysses S. Grant and George Washington Carver, this research project will allow learners to gain an in-depth and comprehensive understanding of everyday heroes of the nineteenth century in United States history.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Consider a cross-curricular opportunity of focusing on the theme of literary heroes, or perhaps the dramatic element of monologues and characterization, throughout the project process
Classroom Considerations

  • In addition to rubric expectations, consider providing more specific requirements for content that must be included in the students' research and monologues (i.e. location of historical character's work, his/her primary contribution to society, significance to this day, etc.)
Pros

  • Nicely compiled list and descriptions of historical figures to choose from
  • Includes parent signature worksheet, as well as graphic organizer for peer assessment and collaborative learning process
Cons

  • None