This From Ordinary to Extraordinary: Everyday Heroes from the 1800s activity & project also includes:
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.
- 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
- 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.)
- 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