Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Biography Projects

My kiddos have recently finished their biography reports. They came out SO great! I gave them a choice, they could make a bottle doll and write a report or they could create "quilt squares", which is an outline of that person's life on a poster board. 

We did our presentations today, the kids said they LOVED making the bottle dolls. Albert Einstein = adorable! 

Can you match the other famous Americans to their dolls? We've got Martin Luther King Jr., Abraham Lincoln, Jane Goodall, Rosa Parks, Thomas Jefferson, Gabby Douglas, and Jan Ernst Matzeliger (WHO?! I know I LOVED learning about someone I'd never heard of before! He invented a machine that attached the upper part of a shoe to the sole, making shoes affordable for everyone!)

Here are some of their bottle dolls:
 
Poster Boards:

More projects: I have quite a few artistic friends in my classroom! Look at Martin Luther King Jr. Wonderful!

Want to do this with your class next year? Grab my biography project outline for FREE below!

21 comments:

  1. My kiddos have done the water bottle projects for the past 2 years and we all love it! The dolls are always adorable and so much fun :o) Your's look great!

    Tara
    TeachingwithTWitte

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    1. This is my first time trying it! I will definitely be doing them again, such a fun alternative to traditional book reports!

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  2. These are so cute! I love them! I like how they can be creative if they want with their bottles or do something a little less artsy with the poster!

    Rosie
    Rosie's Rambles

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    1. Thanks! I love to give choices for projects - the kids seem to own them more when they get to choose!

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  3. These projects are just amazing!! I love them! Thanks for sharing the freebie!
    Gina
    Beach Sand and Lesson Plans

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    1. Thank you! Hope you can use the project in the future!

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  4. I love the biography bottles! Those are great, and so cute :-) I am your newest follower. I found you through Beach Sand and Lesson Plans. I will be a first year teacher this coming fall and will be teaching third grade.

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  5. Thank you! Good luck with your first year! Third grade is the best ;)

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  6. Thanks a lot, Hélio! Travelling certain brings about very useful inspirations. And why do quick what you can do slow? Happy movements.
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  7. Hmm - sounds like a good quality book to add to my pile of books to be read! Thanks for pointing it out. I just completed the new paraphrase of Paul Sabatier's "street to Assisi" - have you read that one?
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  8. Oh my, very funny! perhaps all of us reading should institute work on our own biography of a famous woman. It forever and a day shocks me how little people know of renowned women and how hard it is to access information regarding them for the school-age set.
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