Introduce students to a short research project by allowing them to become a historical figure! Each student will research one historical figure and create a resume, cover letter, and Works Cited page. This research lesson is set up for Caesar Rodney, but is editable- easily changed to your choice of writer, historian, hero, athlete, musician, leader… anyone!
Included in this product is:
-An EATS lesson plan with activating strategy, teaching strategies, etc.
-One Peer Editing sheet
A sample answer to the Essential Question is included (How can we write narratives to develop experiences using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences?).
Students get to discuss the E.Q. on Day 1- before they are expected to answer it themselves (on Day 3). They will discuss the sample answer’s strengths and weaknesses- and think critically about how the E.Q. should be answered. Note: these are the SAME slides found on my lesson entitled, “Primary Source Research Activity: Caesar Rodney.”
Optional components include: a short article and two short videos (only the links are provided).
Students need a total of six days in my class, but this includes 4 days of independent student research. Your class may spend more or less time.
Another related product is:
Primary Document Research Activity: Caesar Rodney