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Biography. Biography. bi·og·ra·phy : n. pl . bi·og·ra·phies An account of a person's life written, composed, or produced by another. Autobiography. n. pl. au·to·bi·og·ra·phies The biography of a person written by that person. Birthdate and place Family Members
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Biography bi·og·ra·phy : n.pl.bi·og·ra·phies An account of a person's life written, composed, or produced by another
Autobiography n.pl.au·to·bi·og·ra·phies The biography of a person written by that person
Birthdate and place Family Members Childhood and School Life Hobbies, Interests, and Activities Anecdotes Career Reason for Fame Later Life/Old Age Death Photos and Likenesses The 10 Elements
Birthplace and date • When was the person born? • Where was the person born? • Why was the family in that location at that time?
Family Members • Birth Order • Spouse, Children • Any other members of the family who were notable in some way
Childhood and School Life • Interesting stories about childhood or school • Early achievements • Any events that had an impact on their later life
Hobbies, Interests, and Activities • Do the person’s hobbies or activities make them more interesting? • Do the hobbies/activities have a bearing on why they have a biography about them? • Do the hobbies/activities relate to other aspects of their life?
Anecdotes • Interesting stories about why they are famous • Interesting stories about the impact they have had on others
Career • Is their career why they have a book written about them? • Is their job similar or different from their hobbies and activities? • Have they made significant contributions to mankind through their job?
Reason for Fame • What did they do that caused someone to want to write a book about them? • At what point in their life did they become famous?
Later Life/Old Age • What did they do near the end of their life? • Did they contribute to society, enjoy life, continue working? • Were they honored in their lifetime for their achievements?
Death • When and where did they die? • Was there anything unusual or significant about their death? (Ex. Thomas Jefferson and John Adams both died on July 4, 1826)
Photos and Likenesses • Photographs or artists’ renderings of the person may be included