This biography research project allows students read high-interest informational texts using online resources and write a biography in the form of a 5-paragraph expository essay.
The service men and women featured in this project aren't the people that students have routinely heard about in history class; the service men and women range from WWI to the War on Terror and come from a variety of backgrounds. Help preserve the remembrance of our valiant service men and women!
Students will choose from nine service men and women to remember by writing a biography on their life and service to our country. Each hero has at least two links to online resources in order to aid student research. This project is great to use around Veterans Day or Memorial Day in order to teach the importance in remembering those who have served our country, but it really can be incorporated at any point throughout the school year.
The project includes pictures of the heroes and heroines, links to online resources, a Biography Writing Questionnaire, a Biography Outline which can be used as a checklist for students, and a Rubric for easy grading.