Extra! Extra! Read all about famous leaders from the American Civil War era!
Students will watch two videos, Biographies and Research to introduce the concept and also to capture their interest. The comprehension quizzes that accompany the videos are optional based on time.
2 Direct Instruction
Teacher will provide students with direct instruction on how to write a biography. Teacher will use the Biography lesson plan from WritingA-Z.com. This is a six-part lesson.
3 Guided Practice
Students will read and analyze various biographies of these
Abraham Lincoln: From Log Cabin to the White House (Level Z)
Up From Slavery (Level X)
Frederick Douglass: Forever Free (Level S, V, Y)
Clara Barton: The Angel of the Battlefield (Level V)
Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad (Level S)
4 Independent Practice
Students will use the biography they have written to create a Prezi and an oral presentation. Students will present the information to their peers. Students will be evaluated by the teacher and also by their peers using a rubric. This can be a paper rubric or using a Google form.