What students wouldn't be motivated to learn what they need to learn in order to turn their classroom into a shrunken head museum, where biographies come to life and parents and the whole school visit? This is highly motivating unit in which students learn to read, identify, and analyze biographies. They then take their new found skills and put them to work on researching an historical figure, organizing their research into a written product, and bringing their historical figures to life through the craft of apple-faced doll-making. The unit includes a lesson plan that will guide you through every step, a mnemonic that teaches students the elements of biography, a student hand-out providing complete directions for the Shrunken Head Museum including specific directions for the written and display portions of the project, an invitation template, and poster paper to use for announcing the opening of your museum.
Biography and Research Come to Life the Shrunken Head Museum
by Lisa Zang
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