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Video Biographies

Who was Alexander The Great? How did Abraham Lincoln’s early life influence his political life? Learners select a historical figure to use for video biography. After developing research questions and collecting information, pupils search for images, and then formulate a screenplay for their video biography.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Connect the assignment between language arts and social studies to address skills for both subjects
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires a great deal of scaffolding, especially for elementary learners
Pros

  • Versatile for virtually any history unit
Cons

  • None