The intent of this activity is to allow students to learn about famous people and practice writing skills in a collaborative setting without the boring 'Sit and Get” lecture style. You will receive a customizable chart that is designed for your students to use as an organizer with ideas for types of facts they need to find about their assigned person. This activity is very similar to the National Classroom Partner Skype Activity. Don't buy both!
SO MANY Common Core Skills can be taught in this unit, but a few I have taught include: Search terms (I have included my lesson plans for teaching this skill, and my students have enjoyed this activity!), credible sources, comprehension, collaboration, note taking, full sentences, possessives, spelling, critical thinking to get the clues from least revealing to most revealing. geography, speaking, listening, and paraphrasing.