Bring history to life with biography book reports, and an optional wax museum component! Students research someone from history (or present-day if you'd like to give them that option) and write a report. Pages are included for both a book report format, as well as a simple research format.
When I taught this unit in my own 4th grade classroom, I had students read a biography (most students read a "Who Is/Was" book). Many students chose to do additional research on their historical person because they wanted to know more than what was offered in the book. We invited parents to a wax museum that was hosted in our classroom. Students dressed up like the person they researched and gave a short speech about the great contributions of their historical person.
THIS RESOURCE INCLUDES
Letter to parents (editable)
Report rubrics (editable) - 4 options
Student note-taking pages - 10 pages
Student publishing pages - 12 pages
Wax museum invitation (editable, prints two to a page)
Wax museum student example photos
WHAT DO STUDENTS RESEARCH & INCLUDE IN THEIR REPORT?
Introduction to Person
Summary of Early Years
Summary of Middle Years
Summary of Later Years
PowerPoint: This resource requires PowerPoint software installed on a PC or Mac to access. It has been tested with other presentation software.
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