The term Biographic Sketch is used to refer to a brief biography of an individual. This type of biography may contain the dates of one's birth, and death if they are dead and a small outline of their background.
This min lesson is self-directed with little teacher assistance. Students learn what a biographical sketch is and gather two sources of research information on their topic of source. A series of questions is offered to help direct proper train of though in completing this one pate document.
A template and organizational guide clearly defines how to complete each paragraph for this four paragraph essay. Components are listed for each paragraph making it easy for the students to compile the necessary information.
The final document is completed on a Word document and a picture of the famous person is copy/pasted into the final presentation. Sites in this lesson are hyper linked for easy retrieval.