Famous People in History an EFL project on famous historical figures

Getting started

"Your school wants to put on a show at the end of term. The theme is ‘Famous people in history’. The show is called ‘That was his/her life'. Your teacher will divide the class into groups of four. As a group, decide which person to have the show on."

Brainstorm a list of famous historical figures

Choose a Person of Interest

Choose someone you find interesting and want to know more about.

Gather Resources

You can use books and encyclopedias from our school or Veria's Public Library and the Internet

Here are some recommended sites:

Take Notes

The length of the different resources you find may vary so you need to skim books and longer articles for information, seeking out key words.

You can put your notes on the following note-taking graphic organizers. They will help you decide what you are looking for.

Put It All Together in a Fun Package

Organise your information in chronological order and use it to write a short report that can teach others about this person.

Below you can find some ideas on how you can make your final presentation.

Biography Poster
Timeline Poster

If you prefer digital presentations here are some tools you can use to design your work online:

They work exactly like Microsoft Powerpoint (log in with a gmail account)

Both offer more impressive presentations (you can log in using your Facebook account)

If you are feeling particularly confident with your computer skills you can try the Historical Figure Facebook presentation. You can make it as simple (or as complex) as as you like.

Historical Figure Facebook

It works with Microsoft Powerpoint and you can download a blank tempate and a sample here:

Present your project proudly

Remember that your presentation has to meet the following criteria:

You are also going to be evaluated by your peers based on the criteria set on the following peer evaluation sheet.



Graphic organisers and ideas about the project found in Scholastic

Historical Figure Facebook found in Ms Pulido's Computer Lab

Picture of historical figures found in Heading for English


Created with images by Alexas_Fotos - "frog fig files"

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