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Seven Spectacular Biographies Resources (New & Old) for All Curricular Areas from INFOhio

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  1. Seven Spectacular Biographies Resources (New & Old) for All Curricular Areas from INFOhio e-Tech Conference February 4, 2009 Cathie Cooper Melissa Higgs-Horwell

  2. Coverage dates: Ancient times to present Wilson’s largest biography database has combined the in-depth, original profiles of Wilson Biographies Plus Illustrated, plus the thorough periodicals coverage of Biography Index, full-text articles, page images, and abstracts from the complete range of Wilson databases (including biographical profiles, feature articles, interviews, essays, book reviews, performance reviews, speeches, or obituaries).  With links to every article focused on any individual in nearly every WilsonWeb database, Biography Reference Bank offers a breadth and depth of information you’ll find in no other biography database. It covers over 500,000 people and includes over 36,000 images!

  3. More links

  4. WORLD BOOK WEB

  5. Related Info Link to Content Standards

  6. Links to websites and magazine articles with additional information

  7. Search in categories or just by biographies

  8. Keyword searches Results filtered by biographies Lexile Levels

  9. Sources for Biography Lesson Plans SchoolRooms in INFOhio Education World Biographies: Sites and Lesson Plans http://www.educationworld.com/a_special/biographies_2000.shtml?AX52138 Thinkfinity http://thinkfinity.org/ Web English Teacher http://www.webenglishteacher.com/biography.html

  10. Articles from EBSCO Professional Development Collection about using biographies in the classroom • Daisey, Peggy. “Promoting Literacy in Secondary Content Area Classrooms with Biography Projects. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy. December 1996/January 1997. • Fertig, Gary. “Using Biography to Help Young Learners Understand the Causes of Historical Change and Community.” Social Studies, July/August 2008. 99: 147-154. • Leckie, Shirley A. “Why Biographies Matter in the Classroom.” OAH Magazine of History. January 2006 20: 7-10 • Weith, Timothy. “Literature Autobiography Bags.” The Reading Teacher. February 2006. 59:472-475.

  11. Biography projects using INFOhio resources • BioBags – 3rd grade • Famous Composers -5th grade • Author Web Site – 7th grade • Timelines – 4th grade • BioCubes -4th Grade

  12. Biography projects using INFOhio resources • BioBags - 3rd Grade • Collect data about a famous person (research/tech) • Write a brief biographical sketch of the famous person • (writing) • Make a mask of the famous person (art) • Create a BioBag of five artifacts that represent • important facts and/or events about your person • Share your BioBag with your class (speech/oral) • Resources used: World Book Web; SIRS Discoverer • Assessment: BioBag Rubric • ***Some of the projects will be shared with other third grade classrooms via videoconferencing.****

  13. Slideshow Biography projects using INFOhio resources • Famous Composers – 5th Grade • Collect data about a famous composer (research/tech) • Using PowerPoint create a slideshow about the famous • composer (writing/tech) following the established • guidelines. • Present the slideshow to class (speech/oral) • Resources used: Biography Reference Bank; World Book Web • Assessment: Famous composers rubric

  14. Biography projects using INFOhio resources • Author web site – 7th grade • Collect data about a favorite author (research/tech) • Create a web site with at least 4 pages about • the author with photos, biography, book jackets, • links, works cited, etc. **Use the checklist to help • create your website. • Present the web site to class (speech/oral) • Resources used: Biography Reference Bank; World Book Web; • EBSCO Host • Assessment: Web Page rubric WEBSITE

  15. Timeline Biography projects using INFOhio resources • Famous Ohioans – 4th grade • Choose a famous Ohioan and collect data about the • person (research/tech) • Locate at least 5 significant dates in the life of the • person. (research) • Create a timeLine using the Time Line Tool on • readwritethink.org (Under student materials: • Timeline: Biographies: Creating a Timeline of a Life • Using the data that you collected write a brief • biography about the famous Ohioan • ***Instead of creating a timeline, this year we created BioCubes using the ReadWriteThink web site.**** Could create timeline in World Book Student • Resources used: Biography Reference Bank; World Book Web; SIRS Discoverer

  16. Biography Project Suggestions 2.0 • Writing projects about a person’s life • Resume; poem; biopoem; cinquain; song; advertisement; flip book; • play or monologue; movie review; brochure; newsletter; word wall or tag cloud • Art projects about the person’s life • Comic strip, illustated map; mural; sketch book; sculpture; • quilt; mobile; doll; bulletin board; collage; scrapbook;

  17. Biography Project Suggestions 2.0 • Electronic projects about the person’s life. • Powerpoint or other slide shows; videos; • Collages using tools like • Woordlehttp://www.woordle.com • Scrapblog http://www.scrapblog.com/ • Glogster http://www.glogster.com/ • bubbl.us http://bubbl.us/

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  20. Seven Spectacular Biographies Resources (New & Old) for All Curricular Areas from INFOhio e-Tech Conference February 4, 2009 Cathie Cooper Melissa Higgs-Horwell