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Biographies

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What is a Biography?

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The word Biography  is taken from the Greek words bios meaning "life", and graphein meaning "write". It  is a genre of literature and other forms of media such as film, based on the written accounts of individual lives and the series of events that make up a person's life.

 

 

Step 1- Search the links below to pick a person you want to learn more about

 

Presidents

 

http://www.biography.com/presidents/index.jsp

 

http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0760585.html

 

 

Woman's History

 

http://www.biography.com/womens-history/index.jsp

 

http://www.infoplease.com/spot/womenhistbios.html

 

http://womenshistory.about.com/library/bio/blbio_list.htm

 

http://www.distinguishedwomen.com/

 

http://www.wic.org/bio/idex_bio.htm

 

 

Hispanic Heritage

 

http://www.biography.com/presidents/index.jsp

 

http://www.infoplease.com/spot/hhmbio7.html

 

 

African American History

 

http://www.biography.com/blackhistory/index.jsp

 

 http://www.infoplease.com/spot/afroambios.html

 

 

Sports Hero's

 

http://www.biography.com/bio4kids/gamesetmatch/index.jsp Sports Match Game

 

 http://www.infoplease.com/biography/sports-bios.html

 

http://www.worldmusicians.com/Currentbio/cbonline.html

 

http://sportsfigures.espn.com/sportsfigures/

 

Actors/Singers

 

http://www.infoplease.com/biography/arts-entertainment-bios.html

 

http://www.trivia-library.com/biography-of-singers-popular/index.htm

 

http://movies.about.com/od/actorsbiographies/Biographies_Actors_and_Filmmakers.htm

 

http://www.chiff.com/pop-culture/hollywood.htm

 

 

Step 2- Create a Timeline of the events in their lives

 

 Thuis is a great way to take notes. You can write this out on paper, create your time line using the Inspiration program available in the computer lab, or use one of the interactive sites below

 

IDENTIFY THE TYPE OF TIME LINE YOU WOULD LIKE

 

Horizontal Time Line (Up to 6 Events)

 

 

           
1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905
           

 

Vertical Time Line (Up to 9 Events)

 
Title
 
2000

Event 1

2005
Event 2
2010
Event 3
2015
Event 4
2020
Event 5
2025
Event 6
2030
Event 7
2035
Event 8
2040
Event 9

 

 

There is another time line creator at: http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/timeline/

 

 

 

The timeline below  even allows you to define the type of event you are documenting:

http://www.ourtimelines.com/create_tl_2c.html

 

 

The following sites allow you to add pictures to your time line

 

http://dandelife.com/

 

 

Your Assignment:

 

Choose an approved person and write a report "in the third person" point of view. Be through in your thought and sentences using lots of interesting details and language. (Please avoid slang expressions, computer and IM lingo, contrations and abbreviations) Make sure you use quotes ("bkah blah") and cite the source in parentheses. So if you copy somethin YOU MUST CITE IT! No plagiarism is acceptable! Copy ANY portion of your paper from a website, book, or other paper will result in an automatic zer!

Requirements:

 

1. Paper must be 3-5 pages doubled-spaced in 12 point font (Not bold)

2. Title Page and Bibliography (This in in addition to the 3-5 pages)

     Include a picture, date a Snappy Title

3. Use a Graphic Organizer and outline- these are required and must be typed.

 

 

Resources for your final paper

 You were given an organizer you can type in or....you can use an

Online graphic organizer. 2 are listed below.

 

http://www.writedesignonline.com/organizers/

 

http://www.cod.edu/people/faculty/drafke/Graphic%20organizers.htm

 

 

Bibliography cites to use; Type in the information and you will be able to put your resources in the correct form.

 

http://www.calvin.edu/library/knightcite/ Knight Cite citation machine

 

http://citationmachine.net//index.php?callstyle=1&all= Citation machine

 

 

 

Grading Rubric- will be worth a large part of your grade so be sure to do all the parts of the assignment

 

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