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Biographical dress up

  1. 1. Biographical Dress Up & Monologue Directions: 1. Read an autobiography or biography book about your influential or famous person from history. Due: ________________ 2. Use research tool such as: the Internet, Humanities test, encyclopedia, and the library to search for more information about your famous person. Prepare notes cards describing interesting facts about this person. Refer to the Written Report Timeline for ideas. Due: ________________ 3. Prepare a two-minute script describing in detail “interesting” facts about the person you chose or you were assigned. Remember to write your script in the first person narrative… as if you were the character. Due: ________________ 4. Create a costume that represents the type of clothing your famous person would have worn. Due: ________________ 5. Bring a “prop” that symbolizes an important event in the person’s life. Due: ________________ 6. Create a background display using supplies at your disposal. Due: ________________ 7. Make a name plate that spells the person<s full name, correct birth date, place of birth, and when applicable date of death. (We will do that part in class.) 8. Memorize your monologue. Practice performing your monologue using feeling and emotion. Speak with expression and gestures as if you were the historical person doing the talking. Dress Rehearsal Due: ________________ 9. Make an invitation for family and friends giving the date, time and location of the Living Museum. (We will do this part in class.)
  2. 2. Written Report: Biography Directions: The written report must be five paragraphs in length and include a bibliography containing two sources. The first source must be a book. The second source must be an encyclopedia. Written Report Due: ________________ The FIRST paragraph is the introduction and should include:  The person’s name  When and where the personwas born  A brief family history The SECOND paragraph contains information about the person<s early life and/or early adult years This paragraph may include:  Information about the person’s childhood  Data prior to the person becoming famous  Interesting facts about growing up The Third paragraph describes the important/influential reasons(s) the person became famous and why they are significant. The FOURTH paragraph explains why/how the person has affected history.  What contributions did he/she make to our world?  How did their actions/ contributions change or affect others  How would life/history be different if the person had never been born?  Are there any monuments, holidays, statues, etc. that honor this person? The FIFTH and final paragraph is the conclusion It describes:  Why did you chose to learn about this person?  What did you learned about the person that you didn’t already know?  Why did you found this person interesting (or not)? Time Line A timeline showing the important events of the person’s life is required. The timeline must begin with the person’s birth date and end with his/her death. The timeline needs to contain 10 events and may include dates of historical ar significant events such as:  Marriage/Family  Contributions to Society  Problems of challenges faced  Education/Career  Battles/Championship  Speeches….
  3. 3. Written Report Template “Hi, I’m ________________________________, I made a difference because I _____________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________. I was born on __________________________ (date-just year is acceptable.) in _______________________________________ (place) “Please sitdown and I will tell you aboutmy life.” AT LEAST five (5) important time frames in yours person’s life. (Remember to use I, my, me, mine.) (EX. your special person as a child, adolescent, job, later on in their life) 1. ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ 2. ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________
  4. 4. 3. ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ 4. ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ 5. ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ One “closing sentence “ telling how the person dies. When you think of me, remember ( not a repetition of “I made a difference because: ______________________________________________________ Now I have time for two questions: