Nelson Mandela: Biography and Autobiography
Students discuss the differences between biographies and autobiographies. They read excerpts from several texts an complete a graphic organize to note details or his life.
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The Diary of Anne Frank
While designed to supplement a viewing of the PBS Masterpiece Classic The Diary of Anne Frank, this resource can also serve as an excellent informational text and activity source for your students on the historical context and timeline...
8th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Nelson Mandela: Pupils' Own Biographies
Students listen to and discuss two excerpts of Nelson Mandela's autobiography while examining the use of vocabulary and phrases. They write opening sentences for their own autobiographies that are intended to grab the reader's interest.
4th - 6th English Language Arts
Sports Heroes and Private Action for the Common Good
Young readers explore philanthropy and its effects on the public good. They discuss athletes and their examples as philanthropists. They research a sports hero and play "The Match Game" to determine what they know about other sports...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Primary vs. Secondary Sources Notes
What’s the difference between primary and secondary source materials? Here’s a handout, designed as a reference for learners, that does a good job of distinguishing between primary and secondary source materials and providing examples of...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
BSI: Biographical Scene Investigators
Turn your middle schoolers into Biographical Scene Investigators in an investigative reporting lesson! They identify heroic individuals selected from the provided list and keep their own evidence notebooks regarding the actions of their...
5th - 8th English Language Arts
Courage to Change the World
Students explore the life of Nelson Mandela. For this biographical lesson, students read a biography about Nelson Mandela and discuss his life accomplishments. Students watch an Internet video about Mandela and discuss examples in his...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History