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A research project about famous people in history can be an interesting, and motivating assignment for students.
Eighth graders research famous people. For this case study lesson, 8th graders research an individual from West Virginia history. Students then design and construct a web-page that showcases what they have discovered about their historic figure.
Students participate in the Great Gatsby Project Description. They research about famous people of the Jazz Age, prohibition, fashions in the 1920's and automobiles of that time period. Students share their findings with classmates.
This 13-page assignment was designed for English language learners. It includes a one-page reading on the comedic actor Rowan Atkinson and 10 activities/exercises that focus on listening and reading comprehension, speaking, vocabulary acquisition, spelling, and more. An answer key is provided for some of the exercises.
How much does your class know about the past and present leaders of the modern world? This quiz provides the names of 12 world leaders and their countries for your learners to match. 
Students research and write newspaper articles about current world leaders, using a New York Times International article as a model. They research a current world leader's personal background and political history.
Students complete a variety of vocabulary-related activities with a focus on a news article about Nelson Mandela's 89th birthday. They read the article, define key vocabulary terms, identify the famous people mentioned in the text, answer comprehension questions, and complete comprehension worksheets.
Learners prepare a "not-so-famous" people report and presentation. In this research and presentation activity, students determine what makes a person important in their judgement. They interview or research a person who they consider to be interesting or life changing before doing an oral history report. They also write a narrative of the interview.
Students increase their self-esteem and identify how and why they are important. They listen to various books. as listed in the lesson. Then, students list various famous people and write about how those same people are famous. Finally, they make plans for interviewing the Famous First Graders.
For this famous people worksheet, students read about the life of Celine Dion and complete a variety of comprehension activities including but not limited to matching, sequencing, writing and spelling activities. An answer key is included.
Students discuss what makes a person famous and the different symbols that are associated with them. They draw pictures of a famous person and summarize what the different drawings reveal to them about being famous. They write about the differences between the two drawings of their famous person.
Older learners consider a list of famous people, and they fill in two columns; one in which they guess the celebrities' ages, and another where they look up their actual age.  They construct a graph by assigning one of the columns the x axis, and the other the y axis. Clever idea!
This lengthy assignment for English language learners includes a one-page reading on the Argentinian president, Cristina Kirchner, and numerous activities/exercises that address listening and reading comprehension, speaking, vocabulary acquisition, spelling, and more. An answer key is provided for some of the exercises.
In this famous people worksheet, students read 15 names of past and present world leaders. Students find these names in a word search puzzle.
In this famous people learning exercise, students answer short answer questions about famous people. Students complete 24 short answers.
Students research biographical information about a famous Japanese, investigating how this person has impacted Japanese and American culture. Students then create an oral report and technological presentation based on the research.
Fourth graders research a famous person in Michigan history. They will use at least three different resources including technology to conduct their research. They then will use various forms of technology to create individual research projects and a class slide show presentation of their topics.
In this world leaders activity, students match the 16 historical world leaders to the descriptions that match them in the right-hand column.
In this world leaders worksheet, learners match the 16 historical world leaders to the descriptions that match them in the right-hand column.
In this famous people worksheet, students answer short answer questions about different people who are famous. Students complete 4 questions.