- Must have been an admirable person and have contributed something positive (no outlaws/criminals)
- Must have been some kind of ground breaker if he/she is a sports figure or an entertainer (Jackie Robinson is good but Michael Jordan isn't)
- You must be able to find an actual book on that person (from the school library, public library, or at home)
- No repeats - 1) make sure you check the clipboard before choosing a person and book 2) make sure to add yourself and your person to the clipboard once you have chosen your person and book
Step 3: Read the book again and take notes
Reminders for taking notes:
- Notes need to be in your own words and do not need to be in complete sentences
- Your notes must be organized (an outline is a great way to do this)
- You must document your source (you will be required to turn in a bibliography)
You will need to know:
- Life story (early years) - birth date, place of birth, family information, interests, influences, education...
- Life story (later years) - activities or interests he/she had later in life, death date and place...
- Accomplishments - Why was he/she famous? What positive contributions did he/she make?
- Interesting facts - other stories/information that make your person come to life
Notes due Monday, Feb. 6