Modern Day Leaders and Influencers Sensory Figure Body Biographies

Modern Day Leaders and Influencers Sensory Figure Body Biographies
Modern Day Leaders and Influencers Sensory Figure Body Biographies
Modern Day Leaders and Influencers Sensory Figure Body Biographies
Modern Day Leaders and Influencers Sensory Figure Body Biographies
Modern Day Leaders and Influencers Sensory Figure Body Biographies
Modern Day Leaders and Influencers Sensory Figure Body Biographies
Modern Day Leaders and Influencers Sensory Figure Body Biographies
Modern Day Leaders and Influencers Sensory Figure Body Biographies
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Sensory figures, also known as body biographies, are great for characterization or biography projects and helping students analyze people or characters from multiple angles. Great for Women's History Month, this set features 27 diverse modern day leaders and influencers that have contributed to the world in various ways. Each figure can be printed in black and white or color. It can also be used year-round to enhance the diversity of historical and modern figures that your students are learning about. Read more about how sensory figures are great for biography projects and can enhance a variety of your lessons below.

This set includes the following 27 figures:

  1. Al Gore
  2. Amelia Earhart
  3. Andy Warhol
  4. Beyonce Knowles
  5. Bob Dylan
  6. Carol Burnett
  7. Charles Schulz
  8. Coco Chanel
  9. Dalai Lama
  10. Ellen DeGeneres
  11. Estee Lauder
  12. Fred Korematsu
  13. Fred Rogers
  14. George Helm
  15. Golda Meir
  16. Jane Addams
  17. Jane Austen
  18. John Glenn
  19. John Legend
  20. John McCain
  21. Neil Armstrong
  22. Pope Francis
  23. Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  24. Salva Dut
  25. Salvador Dali
  26. Stephen Curry
  27. Warren Buffett

A sensory figure is a drawing of a historical, living, or fictional figure with first-person descriptions of what they might have thought, seen, heard, touched, said, felt, or otherwise experienced during their lifetime. Students “show what they know” about the figure by writing 1-2 sentence descriptions for their figure’s thoughts, feelings, and actions. After writing the descriptions, students connect them to the part of the body to which it most closely relates. For example, a feeling might be connected to the heart. The descriptions should be specific to the historical figure’s life, not generic statements that could apply to anyone. Students should be encouraged to address several topics in their descriptions instead of repeating information.

Sensory figures are an engaging way for students to both organize information as they’re learning and demonstrate their knowledge. They can be used to research the figure or even as an assessment after other learning opportunities have taken place. Sensory figures allow students to imagine themselves in their figure’s shoes, thereby gaining a deeper understanding of their figure’s experiences. In addition to focusing on specific people, sensory figures can also be used with groups of people (for example, Confederate soldiers or Loyalists) to define the characteristics that separate them from other groups. Because of their interactive nature, sensory figures are great for interactive notebooks! Finally, they are readily adapted in order to meet a variety of student needs. You can give all students the same figure to fill out, or you can have them complete different ones. I’ve found that students enjoy sharing their figures with partners or doing a gallery walk to see their classmates’ work. You can reinforce vocabulary associated with the figures by providing a word bank of terms students should use in their descriptions.

Download a free example sensory figure here!

Theodore Roosevelt Sensory Figure Example

You may also be interested in other sensory figures:

Black Historical Sensory Figures

Historical Figures & Cultural Icons Sensory Figures

Historical Americans Sensory Figures

Athletes and Sports Sensory Figures

Early Peoples and Ancient Civilizations Sensory Figures Bundle

Scientists and Inventors Sensory Figures

Women in History Sensory Figures

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