- Identify the author’s purpose in an autobiography.
- Identify character traits that fulfill personal goals.
- Use technology to research the life and accomplishments of an important American figure.
- Compare and contrast the accomplishments of two notable women.
- Write an anecdotal news account of an American hero based on biographical information.
- Write an expository essay based on online research.
- Complete the writing process: prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, publishing.
Students will apply the learning from Lesson Two to a longer piece of research writing. Using the supplied list from the Honor Roll of Notable Women Online Activity or the activities in Women Who Changed History, students will choose another notable woman and write about her life in an expository essay. You may use a rubric similar to the one used in Lesson Two to evaluate this essay. I also recommend that you give students an audience to share these women's stories, whether in class or on a school bulletin board.
Students read, discuss, and chart autobiographical information about Amelia Earhart after reading passages from her autobiography. The lesson also covers basic aviation topics.
2 CLASS PERIODS
In this lesson plan, students research Amelia Earhart's life, write newspaper articles about an event in Earhart's life, and then choose other famous women to research and write about.