Sunday, December 8, 2013

Great Biography Project Idea

My daughter's class recently completed a biography project. Students wrote a letter to the United States Postal Service campaigning for a particular historical figure to be honored with a stamp. Here is the initial paragraph from the Scholastic lesson that inspired this project:

Have you ever wondered about how the United States Postal Service gets ideas for new stamp designs? They actually take suggestions from regular citizens . . . like you! Using the USPS Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee as our authentic audience, I combined biography research, persuasive writing, and visual art to create my students’ favorite biography project yet. Read on for a ready-to-go three-step writing project that will also brighten up your bulletin boards.

Here is the link to the lesson: http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/top-teaching/2013/02/get-inspired-biography-research-part-3-%E2%80%94-design-stamp

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