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Activity Overview

Stamped introduces students to a "people's history" of racism in America through the narratives of dozens of different figures from the last 500 years that had an impact on the history of slavery. Students can use a graphic organizer to write notes as they learn about their person. They will then create a biography poster highlighting their person’s major accomplishments.

These posters can be printed out, laminated and hung around the room as a visual reminder of these notable people and their accomplishments. Students can also present their posters to their classmates, sharing their knowledge about their person. Thus combining research, writing and public speaking skills into one powerful assignment

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Example of Historical Figures in Stamped to Research

Template and Class Instructions

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Objective: Research a historical figure mentioned in Stamped. Create a poster that includes their important accomplishments.

Student Instructions:

  1. Choose a famous person.
  2. Using school resources, conduct research on a famous person or event and take notes using a graphic organizer.
  3. On the poster, include your person’s name and dates of birth, death and major accomplishments in sequence.
  4. Add appropriate scenes, characters and items to illustrate your poster.

Requirements: Person’s image, name, dates of birth/death, 1-3 major accomplishments, 1-6 illustrations

Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 9-12

Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)

Type of Assignment Individual

Type of Activity: Biographies

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/W/9-10/2] Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content
  • [ELA-Literacy/W/9-10/6] Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products, taking advantage of technology’s capacity to link to other information and to display information flexibly and dynamically
  • [ELA-Literacy/W/9-10/7] Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation

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