Biography Craftivity - A Biography Project for Social Studies or English Language Arts
Make Social Studies come alive with this fun 3D biography craftivity. This activity can be used for studying famous historical figures in social studies, famous inventors in science, or during a biography unit in Language Arts.
This biography craftivity has the students coloring the figure outline to resemble the individual, as well as writing about biographical information, the individual’s contributions to society, and his or her historical significance. This craftivity could also be used to create a timeline – with each historical craftivity placed along the proper spot in the timeline. For this reason, I have also included a ½ size sheet for a summary of the information to be placed under the craftivity on the timeline.
There are two different outlines included in this resource – one male and one female. Print only the set you need (the questions / directions are the same for both). Students will finish the writing and coloring (6 pages in total) before assembling the finished figures (assembly instructions on next page).
I have also included a blank figure outline in each gender so you can add your own question, or have your students come up with their own question. Blank outlines can also be used as a cover in case you wish to assemble the characters into a flipbook style, rather than a 3D craftivity.
A rubric is also included for formative or summative assessment.
Completed craftivities are a fabulous way to decorate your classroom or bulletin boards. It’s a great way to have your students build a display they are proud to share.
You have three different options for printing (you want your characters to be sturdy enough to stand on their own):
- Print on white construction paper
- Print on cardstock
- Print on regular paper, then glue onto construction paper and cut out around the figure shape
For easier completion, be sure students complete each page
BEFORE they assemble (cut and glue) the craftivity.
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