Birthday Buddies

Grade Levels: K - 8

Objectives

  • Students will find a famous person who shares his/her birthdate.*
  • Students will gather information about his/her Birthday Buddy.
  • Students will present an oral report to the class.
  • Students will prepare a written report.

Materials

  • Reference book
  • Internet access
  • Art materials

Procedure

  1. Students will find a famous person who shares their birthdate by looking on Infoplease.com.
  2. Decide, with the students, the important facts to gather about a person's life (birthplace, year of birth, education, accomplishments, etc.) A teacher-made fact sheet outline will help students to organize their work.
  3. Students will gather information on their Birthday Buddies by using Internet sites that are similar to http://www.infoplease.com/people.html.
  4. Students will prepare a written and oral presentation.
  5. Students will share their work with the class.

*Customize this lesson for any topic! Focus on scientists, explorers, artists, writers, musicians, athletes, inventors, or historical figures. For Women's History Month or Black History Month, have students research a famous woman or African-American who shares his/her birthdate or birthday month. Use Internet sites that are similar to http://www.infoplease.com/spot/womenhistbios.html and http://www.infoplease.com/spot/bhmbios1.html.

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