This is a fun, standards-based project to give your students after teaching a lesson or unit on American Heroes, Black History Month, Women's History Month, etc. It is a Social Studies project that integrates Language Arts Common Core Standards (Reading: Informational, Writing, Speaking and Listening, and Language).
Students choose an American hero to research and write about. The written component of the project requires them to use non-fiction text or on-line sources to answer questions in complete sentences. In addition, students do an oral presentation in front of the class where they speak from their hero's point of view. They also get to dress in costume as their hero for the presentation.
This download includes:
-Detailed directions for the project that can be sent home with parents/families.
-Two grading rubrics, one for the written report and one for the oral presentation
-A list of Common Core standards that this project covers. Just print the list needed for your grade level (1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade lists are given). This list may be copied on the back side of the rubric.
This project can also be purchased in a bundle with other American Hero activities at a discounted price:
American Heroes Bundle