Autobiography Teacher Resources
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Communities in Crisis Lesson 1: Primary Source? What is That?
Distinguish between primary and secondary source documents using the theme of philanthropy. Middle schoolers discuss Anne Frank: The Diary of Young Girl as a way to study the past using a primary source. Then they investigate how to leave accurate records for others to explore in the future.
5th - 10th Language Arts 11 Views 151 Downloads
Twain's Use of Descriptive Settings
Offer your class methods for understanding and creating setting in a written work. Much of the focus here is on fluency, so class members spend a good amount of time simply writing about places that are significant to them, and describing the setting using descriptive language.
9th - 12th Language Arts 6 Views 55 Downloads
Women's Achievement Quiz
How much do you or your class know about various achievements made by women thorughout history? Here is a set of 10 questions with answers all related to the accomplishments of women in science, politics, civil rights, and law.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 24 Views 37 Downloads
Imagine Being Me
The design of this two-day instructional activity eloquently exposes learners to the topic of social justice for people with disabilities. The plan is built off the reading of Are You Alone on Purpose? by Nancy Werlin. The activity introduces readers to a variety of disabilities, where they take on the role, and explore their assigned disability.
9th All 10 Views 16 Downloads
Slaves and Indentured Servants
In theory, at least, indentured servitude and slavery were two different practices in the American colonies. Class groups conduct a close reading of two primary source documents, one written by a slave and one by an indentured servant, about their experiences.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 11 Views 9 Downloads
School Scenarios: Sequence of Success
In this cross-curricular writing and art lesson, emerging writers create a personal experience timeline. Using a scrapbook format, autobiographers include photos and illustrations with captions, narrative writings, and expository paragraphs to represent their educational accomplishments and future educational goals.
4th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 123 Downloads
The Autobiography of Frederick Douglass
Eleventh graders explore the slaves purpose in singing spirituals. In this American History lesson, 11th graders analyze primary and secondary sources about spirituals. Students discuss the effect of spirituals on modern music.
11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Following Their Footsteps
Students research and create a book report on a famous person. In this character education lesson, students examine the positive traits exemplified by a famous person and present an oral presentation for their classmates.
3rd - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 39 Downloads
A Moment in Life
Get your students ready to make a PowerPoint presentation of their very own. Sixth graders will write 5 sentences about their lives then use their sentences to create an animate PowerPoint. This lesson plan focuses on the process of creating a presentation and could be used with any content.
6th 21st Century Skills 3 Views 1 Download
Get to know your students with this project. Each individual writes an autobiography that is at least seven pages long with major facts, visual facts, focal stories, and chronology. The lesson includes a point breakdown for the assessment. Not much direction is given otherwise, but the project is described in each of its parts.
7th - 10th Language Arts 3 Views 10 Downloads
Slave narratives: A genre study
Excerpts from Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs and from The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass provide learners with an opportunity to study the genre of slave narratives.Class members look for common elements and theorize about why certain elements are included.
9th - 10th Language Arts 17 Views 19 Downloads CCSS: Designed
All About Me
Students are introduced to the characteristics of an autobiography. After reading excerpts from "The Diary of Anne Frank", they discuss how two people can see the same event in different ways and write about the event in the journals from two different perspectives.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 29 Downloads
What’s in a Name? Understanding Malcolm X
Students study the life of Malcolm X. In this autobiography lesson, students read The Autobiography of Malcolm X, investigate and evaluate the time period of his life, and write an essay based on their reflections pertaining to his identity.
9th - 12th Language Arts 8 Views 47 Downloads