Item Number: INT-BIOGRAPHY
Technology Integration: History, Language Arts, Social Studies
Technology Skill: Graphics, Word Processing
Program: Google Apps, Google Docs, Office 365 Online, PowerPoint Online, Word Online
Includes: Google Docs or Office 365 Online Lesson Plans for Grades 6-12, Teacher Guide, Printable Student Workbook, Paperless Worksheets, Extension Activities, Biography Parent Letter, Organizer Template, Biography Certificate, Biography Skill Summary, Research Checklist, Research Marking Sheet, Biography Story Checklist, Biography Marking Sheet, Sample Biographies: John Glenn, Emily Carr, Winston Churchill
Assignment 1: What is a Biography?
Understand the role of a biographer. Study sample biographies.
Assignment 2: Brainstorm a Topic
Brainstorm a topic for a biography. Select a notable person.
Assignment 3: Research using Tertiary Sources
Research basic facts using an encyclopedia. Record information using an organizer.
Assignment 4: Research using Secondary Sources
Continue to research using secondary sources to gain an understanding of the person's life.
Assignment 5: Research using Primary Sources
Collect artifacts connected to the person. Analyze artifacts to draw conclusions.
Assignment 6: Research Checklist
Complete a research checklist to confirm readiness to write biography.
Assignment 7: Create a Title Page
Create a title page for the biography.
Assignment 8: Set the Document Structure using Styles
Set document structure with heading styles. In Docs, customize styles, insert table of contents.
Assignment 9: Write a Personal History
Write a personal history. Summarize the person's early life, family, education, and career.
Assignment 10: Make Graphic Organizer of Contributions
Make a graphic organizer of accomplishments. Explain their importance.
Assignment 11: Design a Media Gallery using a Table
Design a media gallery of artifacts using a table. Describe their connection to the person.
Assignment 12: Cite Sources in a Bibliography
Cite sources of information in a bibliography. Tips help to format sources.
Assignment 13: Biography Checklist
Complete a biography checklist. Edit the document based on the assessment.
Assignment 14: Invite Readers to Read the eBook
Share biography with readers as an eBook. Use questions to make a connection to the person.
Optional Biography Activities for Google Docs/Office 365
- Screen Capture an Image
- Customize Page Layout
- Connect to Artifacts using a Bookmark (Google Docs only)
- Make a Bumper Sticker
- Create a School Award