Upper Elementary Biography Unit - 20th Century Americans

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4th, 5th, 6th
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Get your students excited to learn about great Americans of the 20th Century! This unit includes activities for students to compare themselves to a historical figure, choices for how to orally present, and engaging enrichment/extension activities. Lots of graphic organizers to make research fun and easy! Activities span upper elementary grade levels 4th - 6th. This unit would be great for Living Museum projects.

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This unit includes:
Slide 2 – Texas TEKS Alignment
Slide 3 – Table of Contents
Slide 4 – Teaching Guide/ Suggested Uses for each activiity
Slide 5 – Historical Figure Cards. Suggested historical figures to use in unit. Cut and have students draw a name to research.
Slide 6 – Identifying Sources – PAST graphic organizer. Use to help students determine if a source is Primary or Secondary.
Slides 7-8 – Primary Source Project and Rubric. Students create their own primary source about an important event from their own life to be stored in a class time capsule.
Slide 9 – Text to Self Connections – Use this graphic organizer to help students make connections between themselves and the historical figure.
Slide 10 – Prewriting for “Historical Figure and Me” Essay
Slides 11-13 – Writing pages with borders for publishing “Historical Figure and Me” Essay
Slide 14 – Question Generator – students create their own research questions
Slide 15 – The Great Search for Information – graphic organizer to record research and sources.
Slide 16 – Guidelines for Research Project Presentation
Slide 17 – Rubric for Presentation
Slide 18 – Got the Facts?? - graphic organizer to help students make sure they have all the needed facts for their presentation
Slide 19 – How to Write a Bibliography
Slide 20 – Bibliography Examples
Slide 21 – Biography Tic Tac Toe – Enrichment or Extension Activities
Slide 22 – Common Core Standards Alignment

Aligned to Texas TEKS:
Social Studies - 5.5C; 5.24A; 5.25
ELA - 5.24; 5.28
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23
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Upper Elementary Biography Unit - 20th Century Americans
Upper Elementary Biography Unit - 20th Century Americans
Upper Elementary Biography Unit - 20th Century Americans
Upper Elementary Biography Unit - 20th Century Americans