I created this assignment because I wanted to give my students a background on Gregor Mendel's life as an introduction to studying his pea plant experiments as a foundation for our modern understanding of genetics and heredity. It is also good practice in reading and analyzing non-fiction writing. I used the biography of Gregor Mendel from the Biography website below: (I have no connection to this website)
This assignment includes questions for students to answer during/after reading, and directions for writing a one paragraph summary of his life. The "Preview" for this assignment is the biography of Gregor Mendel. An answer key for the questions is included.