The Life of Dolley Madison
Students research the life of Dolley Madison through selected website pages. They read a timeline, letters and background information and view images. They choose 10 events from her life and fill in a chart.
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Famous Dead People Project
Despite the slightly off-putting title, the instructions and activities detailed in these project guidelines for researching a noteworthy figure will serve as a fantastic supplement to your next famous person research assignment.
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