I love having my second graders use biographies to research about famous Americans. Since February is Black History Month, I took my students to our library to choose a book about a famous African American. Students then read and researched information about the person they chose. They recorded their information on the graphic organizer below.
They then wrote their rough draft of their report.
After we edited and made revisions to the rough draft, my students typed the final draft of their report in our computer lab. They then used the pictures in their library book to help them create a model of their famous African American to attach to the top of their report. My class did an amazing job on their models! I am so proud of their hard work and creativity!
Can you guess who these famous Americans are?
(Jackie Robinson, Tiger Woods, Marion Jones)
(Lebron James, Wilma Rudolph)
They then presented their research reports to the class. Some other famous African Americans we researched include Mae Jemison, Rosa Parks, Sojourner Truth, George Washington Carver, Will Smith, Harriet Tubman, Louis Armstrong, Martin Luther King Jr., Barack Obama, and Jesse Owens. This fun project covered several of our Tennessee Social Studies Standards.