I used this outline for my third graders to research an American Hero from the CCGPS Common Core Georgia Performance Standards. I had students work in partners. They used books from the library, their Social Studies book, mini biographies, and the internet to research about American Heroes. They then turned this outline into a 5 paragraph essay (you could differentiate per student and have some write 3 paragraph essays. They hand wrote these and then I had them type their the essay and print it to put in the hallway to display. I also posted their work on our webpage for them to share with parents at home.
You can also have them make timeline of the American Hero they are researching on butcher block paper to display in the hall.
A lot of possibilities with this outline and other projects can come after having students use this outline to start researching.
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