Historical Biographies

Unit of 1 Lesson
Grade Levels: 
3
4
5
Subjects: 
Arts Education
Language Arts
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Issue Area: 
Diverse people
Focus Question 

 How do individual acts of philanthropy impact global quality of life? 

 

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Unit Overview 

Enjoy the study of historical figures and how they positively contributed to society by sharing research in an enticing and fun way -- a "traveling wax museum of famous philanthropists." The students research the significance and contributions of a selected famous person and develop a costume to represent their chosen person. The lesson ends with a presentation before a school assembly where the students describe the famous person and the contributions he/she made to the world.

Service Experience 
The students will provide a service to the entire school community, including faculty, staff, students, and parents by presenting this “wax museum of famous philanthropists" during an all school assembly time. The sharing time allows everyone some reflection on how he or she personally can contribute and appreciate the philanthropic drive of others.
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Historical Biographies
Lesson 1 of 1
Grades: 
3
4
5

Enjoy the study of historical figures and how they positively contributed to society by sharing research in an enticing and fun way -- a "traveling wax museum of famous philanthropists." The students research the significance and contributions of a selected famous person and develop a costume to represent their chosen person. The lesson ends with a presentation before a school assembly where the students describe the famous person and the contributions he/she made to the world.