Fourth graders gain an appreciation of knowledge about recent history by interviewing senior citizens. They summarize their interviews and organize them into a written presentation.
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English and Literacy: Nelson Mandela - Lesson Plan 1: Biography and Autobiography Information Exercise
Students examine the biography of Nelson Mandela. In this biography of Nelson Mandela lesson, students review the characteristics of biographies and autobiographies. They listen and respond to a reading of Mary Benson's, A Desire to...
3rd - 4th English Language Arts
Nelson Mandela: Pupils' Own Biographies
Pupils 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
Book: What the Land Means to Americans
Students, after reading Chapter One in the book, "What the Land Means to Americans," research from a variety of resources Tlingit totem poles. After their extensive research, they create a totem pole to present to their peers to...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History
¡Azúcar! The Life and Music of Celia Cruz
Students examine personal artifacts from the life of musician Celia Cruz. In this autobiographical lesson, students learn how evaluating historical objects can reveal information about the past. They then choose objects that represent...
K - 4th Social Studies & History
Learning Through Autobiographical Situations
A special education classroom examines a variety of literature from Latin American authors. In groups, they read excerpts from many autobiographies and compare them with their own life. After writing their own autobiographies, they...
3rd - 4th Social Studies & History
Autobiography and Interviews
Students create a timeline and questions to be used in the living history book. They write their autobiographies to be included in the book as well. They work together as a class to develop questions they want to ask the senior citizens...
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Who Gets to Invent and How Do Inventors Change Our Lives?
Young scholars examine the way various inventions have changed their lives. As a class, they create a timeline of the most important inventions during their lifetime and another timeline of how old they were when it was invented. ...
2nd - 6th Science