I created these resources to go along with our historical figures unit.
The unit we teach involves exploring the historical figures, having parents come in and share their personal histories to model. If you don't have as much parent involvement at your school, you could invite other teachers or friends in to share their personal histories.
They take notes about the historical figures and the parents. After each presentation (with both historical figures and parents) we ask what connections they made and keep up a connections board up throughout the unit.
Then we end the unit writing our own personal histories.
Learners are given the choice of how to present their personal history with either a book, poster, 30 hands presentation or powerpoint.
They will interview their parents to help them with their research for their own personal history.
They will also create their own personal timeline.
-A parent letter asking parents to come share their stories. 1 version asks them to sign-up using a free, online, scheduling website called Sign-Up Genius.
-Pages to make a note-taking book when exploring historical figures and hearing parent's stories.
-Connection bubbles for your connection board.
-Double Bubble for comparing themselves to a historical figure.
-Personal history research interview questions
-Personal history project check-list for learners to use as they are making their reports.