6th Grade Images of Greatness
Images of Greatness is an investigative project developed to focus on understanding giftedness, excellence, and potential through the study of eminent people. Students selected a famous person (in whom they were interested) who made an important positive contribution to society. Students did extensive research and became experts on their chosen person and did a variety of activities to convey the knowledge they learned. The project culminated with the "main event" in which student literally became their person (dressing as them) and recited from memory a bio-riddle (biography in poetry form) they had written. They also created a project board displaying pictures, a timeline, and a contribution to society paragraph they had written, among other things.