What is a Biography?O A biography is a history of someone’s lifeO It includes important facts about that person’s lifeO It should also talk about interesting experiences the person has had
Getting StartedO You will need to do research to learn more about your famous personO When you research you must know how to find a good website
Finding Good WebsitesO Not all websites are created equalO Some are better than othersO How can you tell what a good website is?
Tips on Finding Good WebsitesO CredibilityO AccuracyO ReasonablenessO Support
More About CarsO Credibility O Who is the author? O Do they have the background needed to be an expert on the person? O What is the extension of the web address? O A .edu or .gov usually has more credibility than a .com
More About CarsO Accuracy O Is the web site up to date? O Does the web site include as much information about the person as possible? O What is the purpose of the web site?
More About CarsO Reasonableness O Is the information fair? O Does the writer take a biased point of view?
More About CarsO Support O Where did the information come from? O Did the author use more than one source?
Now You Are Ready to Begin ResearchingO Your first step will be to type in your person’s name in a reputable search engine such as GoogleO Look at the file extensions for the sites that come up-is a .gov going to be more reliable than a .com?O Take notes!
Note takingO What kinds of things will you jot down?O Start with: O Where and when your person was born O Why was your person famous? O At least two interesting things about your person
You are Ready to Begin!O Find out as much as you can about your person, but most of all have fun doing your research!