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Title: Famous Americans: Meeting Famous Americans through 1st Person Narratives


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Famous Americans Meeting Famous Americans
through 1st Person Narratives
  • Grade 6
  • Cindy Halling

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GOAL
  • To Increase the students knowledge of famous
    Americans in History.

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State Standard
  • History Standard The student uses a working
    knowledge and understanding of significant
    individuals, groups, ideas, events, eras, and
    developments in the History of Kansas,the United
    States, and the world utilizing essential
    analytical and research skills.

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Benchmark 5
  • The student understands the significance of
    individuals and their contributions in history.
  • Indicator 1 The student researches the
    contributions made by notable Kansans in history.

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Activity 1
  • Students will choose a famous person from
    American History
  • Student will check with teacher to make sure
    there are not duplications of subjects

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Research
  • Students are to find at least three sources for
    their report
  • One must be a book
  • Two may be from other sources such as the internet

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Written Report
  • Report is to be between one and two pages long
  • Must contain information from all sources
  • Must be neat in appearance
  • May be done on computer or handwritten.
  • Spelling and grammar will be considered in the
    final assessment of the report
  • Must be written in first person.

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Timeline
  • Time line should include important events from
    the subjects life
  • Pictures may be included to make more interesting

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Project
  • Project may be of the students choosing
  • Ideas maybe collages with captions,photo albums,
    plays,skits, poetry, films etc.
  • Project needs to show an understanding of the
    subject the student chose.

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DISPLAY BOARD
  • Students will make a display board about their
    subject
  • Board will include name of subject, report,
    timeline, project if applicable
  • Students may add other items to their display if
    they wish

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SPEECH
  • Students will give a speech done in first person
    over the subject that they have chosen
  • They will have pertinent facts about their
    subject
  • This is a good place to add fun or little known
    facts about their subject (i.e. Albert Einstein
    liked to play with his pet chickens)
  • Speech needs to be approximately 3-5 minutes in
    length

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Living Museum Presentation
  • Students will present their project at a Living
    Museum held at the school
  • Students will wear a costume that depicts their
    character
  • Students will set up their boards next to them
    for guests to look at. Students will explain
    boards to the guests.
  • Students will give speech to groups or
    individuals as requested.
  • Students will answer questions from the audience
    as needed.

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Assessment
  • Assessment should be given on each part of the
    assignment as finished.
  • Points awarded can be at each teachers
    discretion depending on students ability,
    finished product and effort put into it.

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NOTES
  • This project can be done on a local ,state or
    national level.
  • I have done Kansas People during January
  • Local people of importance can also involve
    interviews with some of our older citizens to
    find out how life was when they were youngsters.
  • What is similar and different then and now.
  • We made a book of our interviews and added our
    subjects pictures when we used locals.

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Notes Continued
  • We then went to the local rest home to do the
    interviews and again to present our reports and
    gave a book to each resident. Both generations
    enjoyed this!
  • Many of my students chose people from their
    ethnic background as subjects. This gave a
    diversified mix not only on time but on ethnicity
    also.

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Notes Continued
  • It is essential that you send home a letter to
    the parents explaining what their child will be
    working at.
  • Include in the note that their child will need a
    costume for the final presentation.
  • Some parents went all out but many just went to
    good will or salvation and found something we
    could adapt.

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Adaptations
  • I had my ESOL students that had trouble writing
    to tell me about their subject. I helped them
    write a short version for their board.
  • They also had the option of making a picture
    timeline. They wrote the date and found an
    appropriate picture. I added details if
    necessary.

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Adaptations continued
  • They were allowed to have someone read the
    information to them if necessary.
  • Some of the information was found in Spanish on
    the web or at the library.
  • They chose people many times that they already
    knew about or their families told them about
    which made the research easier.

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adaptations
  • I also paired some of the students. This gave
    them instant help many times.

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Websites that can be of help
  • www.americaslibrary.gov/cgi-bin/page.cgi/aa
  • gardenofpraise.com/leaders.htm
  • www.kidinfo.com/American_History/
    Famous_Historical_People.htm
  • en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Notable_Hispanic_Americans

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Websites
  • www.lkwdpl.org/schools/elempath/amerbio
  • www.edwardsly.com/biography.html
  • www.hispanomundo.com/FamousHispanics.htm
  • www.answers.com/topic/list-of-vietnamese-americans
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Books
  • Women of the west- Coronado Museum
  • Color Kansas Characters - Coronado Museum
  • Teaching in Dodge Citys Mexican Village
  • Legendary Outlaws and Lawmen of the Old West-
    Coronado Museum

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VHS Tape
  • Sunflower Showcase Tapes- Coronado Museum
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