Revolutionary War Biography
Who were the people (other than George Washington) that led the war?
After all the lessons and discussions, we need to remember that war was made up of people. People who were willing to fight and die for what they believed.
In this assignment you are going to create a simple biography of one of the major figures in the war.
Students will identify and describe the contributions of a significant leader of the Revolutionary War.
Who you choose is up to you, but I do not want you to do a biography of George Washington. His contributions were enormous, and he is covered so often that I don't want to repeat it here.
Some Biography Ideas
This assignment is worth 80 points. There are 10 points extra credit possible for biographies that exceed the expectations on the rubric.
One - Completion. Does the biography answer all the questions on the assignment?
Two - Quality. Does the biography present thorough and contextual answers?
Three - Accuracy. Did the student incorporate the correct use of grammar, punctuation, and syntax? Are the facts stated accurately?
Four- Appeal. Is the biography interesting? Does it pull the reader or viewer into its content?
Click here for a printed copy of the assignment.
Here is a handy directory of well known leaders of the Revolutionary War. It includes a brief background of each.
Here is a list of some famous people from the Revolutionary War.
Here is another directory of Revolutionary War biographies. These are a little more detailed than the site listed above.