Completed File Folder Due: Friday, March 9th Speeches Begin: Monday, March 12th



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Black History Month Project Directions

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Completed File Folder Due: Friday, March 9th

Speeches Begin: Monday, March 12th

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File Folder Report:
Front Cover: Attach the drawing of your famous person (Due 2/24/12)

Inside Left Cover: Attach your Inspiration timeline & any photos (Due 3/2/12)

Inside Right: Staple at the top all pages of the written report (Due 3/9/12)

Back Cover: Glue the “Important Poem” for your famous person and any photos (Due 3/2/12)

File Folder Tab: Write the famous person’s name & your name (Due 3/9/12)
Background Information on the Person
You will need to read and locate information from three sources:

1. Biography novel (given out in class)

2. Encyclopedia (on-line or print)

3. Internet source


Famous Person Drawing – Front Cover
Draw a picture in color of your famous person on the paper provided. Decorate the background of the drawing of your person if

you wish. Label your person’s full name in large neat lettering and dates of birth and death. Write your first and last name and date in small lettering the lower right corner of the paper.



Timeline
Use Microsoft Word to create a timeline with at least 8 important events in your person’s life. Add drawings, clip art, or photos to the timeline for each of the events. Arrange the events on the folder.
EXAMPLE:


  • 1895 – Babe Ruth was born in Baltimore, MD.



  • 1920 – Babe Ruth hit a record breaking 29 home runs.



  • 1948 – Babe Ruth died in New York.


Written Report
Use Microsoft Word or write your final copy about your famous person. Include information in a logical order to include:
• Where was this person born? In what year?

• Where did this person grow up?

• What does/did this person do for a living?

• Why is this person famous? What did/does this person do to become famous?

• How has this person made an impact on others' lives?

• Quotes and interesting information about the person



• Fill out the bibliography information sheet showing the three sources used and attach it as the last page of your report

Important Book Poem
Margaret Wise Brown was the author of a book entitled The Important Book. Use this as a model and write a poem entitled “The Important Thing” using your person as the subject of the poem.
Example:


  • The important thing about________ is that he __________________. (what he is famous for)

  • He _____________________. (list one thing he did)

  • He _____________________. (list another thing he did)

  • He _____________________. (list a third thing he did)

  • But the important thing about is that he was ____________. (what he is famous for)


Here is an example poem:
The important thing about Sir Francis Drake is that he was an English explorer.
He was the first Englishman to circumnavigate the world.
He followed secret orders from Queen Elizabeth as a pirate who attacked Spanish ships and towns.
He later became Vice-Admiral of the English navy as commanded by the queen.
But, the most important thing about Sir Francis Drake is that he defeated the Spanish Armada and kept England safe.
Public Speaking Monologue
This activity will give you an opportunity to meet your benchmark in public speaking. You will dress up (as much as you can) as your person and pretend you are the person. You will tell all about your contributions, and about your life. You will need to rehearse at home. You will sign up for a time to give your presentation during the month of February. Speeches begin the week of February 27th.
Remember you will be scored for:

  • Content - important details included

  • Organization - a clear beginning, middle, and end

  • Language - appropriate and interesting words and language

  • Delivery – good eye contact, volume and body posture.

Student Name _______________________________
Biography Written Report
Famous person ______________________________________________
Date of Birth _______________ Place of Birth ____________________
Date of Death _____________ Place of Death __________________
Family & Childhood Information ______________________________

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What did this person do for a living? __________________________

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Hobbies and Interests: _______________________________________

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Major Accomplishments - Why the person is famous

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How has this person made an impact on others' lives?

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Interesting Information & Other Facts

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Famous Quotes by this Person

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Bibliography of Sources Used – Two out of three sources must be used.
BOOK
Book Title ____________________________________________________
Author ______________________________________________________
Name of Publisher ___________________________________________
Place Published _____________________________________________
Date Published ______________________________________________
ENCYCLOPEDIA BOOK
Print Encyclopedia Title ______________________________________
Volume Letter ________ Volume Number ________ Date ________
Name of Publisher ___________________________________________
Place Published _____________________________________________
Date Published ______________________________________________
Article title __________________________________________________
Pages used _________________________________________________
ON-LINE ENCYCLOPEDIA
On-line Encyclopedia Title ____________________________________
Internet Address _____________________________________________
Date you used this site _______________________________________
INTERNET WEB SITE
Internet Web Site Title ________________________________________
Internet Address _____________________________________________

Date you used this site _______________________________________


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