Researching real people helps students to get a more concrete and compassionate understanding of the culture, lives and history of others. It also allows them to bring history to life! In this activity, students will research a historical Puritan and create a Biography Poster about them. Students may choose from a list of suggested people, or teachers can assign each student a different Puritan.
Using one of the templates or starting from scratch on the poster layout, students will build up a profile of their chosen figure. Depending on requirements or complexity, students can add timelines to their posters. However, the wide variety of characters, scenes, and items makes it very easy for students to customize their project to fit any guidelines.
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Objective: Research a famous or notable Puritan from the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Create a Biography Poster that highlights their major accomplishments.
Requirements: Person’s image, name, dates of birth/death, accomplishments.
Grade Level 4-5
Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)
Type of Assignment Individual
Type of Activity: BiographiesCommon Core Standards