ERIC Number: ED462334
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Biographies of Heroes. Grade 2 Model Lesson for Standard 5. California History-Social Science Course Models.
Students focus on people who make a difference. The unit features men and women whose achievements have had a direct or indirect influence in the students' lives. These individuals include heroes from long ago and the recent past along with people who are currently active in the local community. The unit is crafted around biographies. It aims to have students become historians who research information about the achievements, courage, and determination of people who have made a difference in the lives of others. Following their research, students write a brief history or biography of a special hero explaining how he or she has made a difference for the better. Suggested time for lesson implementation is 6 weeks. The lesson plan discusses the significance of the topic; lists focus questions; features literacy links; covers materials needed for the lesson; and provides information and student activities, dividing the topic into "Beginning the Topic"; "Developing the Topic"; and "Culminating the Topic." It suggests assessment activities and offers extended/correlated activities. (Contains an extensive list of resources for the sample topic. Appended are sample worksheets and a mini-unit on inventions that have changed lives.) (BT)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Biographies, Curriculum Based Assessment, Grade 2, Literacy, Primary Education, Social Studies, State Standards, Student Research, Teacher Developed Materials, Writing Assignments
California Department of Education, 721 Capitol Mall, 6th Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814. Tel: 916-654-6299; Fax: 916-657-4964. For full text: http://www.history.ctaponline.org/center/.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California