Item Number: INT-BIOGRAPHY
Technology Integration: History, Language Arts, Social Studies
Technology Skill: Graphics, Word Processing
Program: Microsoft Office, Word, Google, Google Docs, Google Drawings, Office Online, Word Online, PowerPoint Online
Includes: Biography Lesson Plans, Google Docs or Microsoft Office Lessons for Grades 6-12, Teacher Guide, Printable Student Workbook, Paperless Worksheets, Extension Activities
Handouts and Assessment Tools: Biography Parent Letter, Biography Certificate, Biography Skill Summary, Research Checklist, Research Marking Sheet, Biography Story Checklist, Biography Marking Sheet
Templates and Sample Biographies: Organizer Template, John Glenn, Emily Carr, Winston Churchill
STEM Integration Lessons: language arts and history with word processing technology skills
Assignment 1: What is a Biography?
Examine sample biographies to acquire insight into the role of a biographer.
Assignment 2: Brainstorm a Topic
Generate names of notable people. Select a topic. List inquiry questions.
Assignment 3: Research using Tertiary Sources
Consult an encyclopedia to locate basic facts. Classify information using an organizer.
Assignment 4: Research using Secondary Sources
Gain in-depth knowledge of the person’s life from quality websites. Track information sources.
Assignment 5: Research using Primary Sources
Identify significant artifacts associated with the person such as a speech, diary, or medal.
Assignment 6: Research Checklist
Confirm readiness to write biography by completing a checklist.
Assignment 7: Create a Title Page
Apply word processing skills to design a title page for the biography.
Assignment 8: Set the Document Structure using Styles
Set document structure with heading styles. Customize styles and insert a table of contents.
Assignment 9: Write a Personal History
Synthesize research to summarize the person's early life, family, education, and career.
Assignment 10: Make Graphic Organizer of Contributions
Showcase the importance of the person’s accomplishments using an eye-catching diagram.
Assignment 11: Design a Media Gallery using a Table
Highlight the contributions of a person using artifacts. Link readers to additional information.
Assignment 12: Cite Sources in a Bibliography
Document sources of information in a bibliography. Practical tips help to format the list.
Assignment 13: Biography Checklist
Self-evaluate the biography using a checklist. Revise the content based on the examination.
Assignment 14:Share Your Biography with Readers
Reflect on the learning experience. Respond to questions about the person’s life or legacy.
Optional Biography Lesson Plans for Google Docs/Microsoft Office
- Insert a Video: Embed or link to a clip.
- Customize Page Layout: Adjust margins, insert headers/footers and more.
- Connect to Artifacts using a Bookmark: Insert a link to an artifact.
- Make a Bumper Sticker: Make a saying or quote based on the person's life.
- Create a School Award: Design a certificate of recognition.