We are looking forward to more nonfiction reading after Spring Break when we will explore the biographies of people in history. We know that we can learn important lessons by understanding the stories of their lives. We are inspired by the personal strengths they have in common: determination and perseverance, curiosity and creativity, honesty and integrity, respect and responsibility, compassion and courage. They use their skills and talents in the service of others and have changed many people’s lives because of it.
Enjoy watching these videos of some Great People In History projects from former students. You will be selecting someone to research after we come back from Spring Break. I will send home a list of names and websites where you can explore a number of great people. You will select one person to research and “become” that person in your final oral presentation. As we do our research we will focus on the personal strengths of great people, and show how they have helped make the world a better place.