Wax Museum Project

http://www.biography.com/people/groups/activists-civil-rights-activists

https://newsone.com/1102975/top-15-civil-rights-leaders-of-the-21st-century/

http://www.pbs.org/black-culture/explore/black-women-in-history/#.WH2BK_krKUk

http://www.biography.com/people/groups/african-american-firsts-women

Once your person has been approved. Pick three of the following prompts and answer the questions in a two page essay. The essay must be complete by 1/31.

 

  • Tell about the influences in this person’s early life that developed his/her personality and character. What were this person’s talents? What were some experiences that might have foreshadowed that this person would become successful and famous?

2- Describe the major accomplishments of this person. What did he/she do well? What failures or obstacles did he/she encounter? What exactly did this person do that made him/her famous?

3- Tell about this person’s last years before his/her death, or if he/she is still alive, tell about the last 5-10 years. What did he/she do? What new challenges did this person face? Did this person enjoy financial security and happiness? If they are dead, how did they die?

4- Write about the personality and character of this person. What are his/her well-known traits and ideals? What are some little-known qualities that you learned about? Did the author characterize this person as perfect, or did the author give you insights into this person’s mistakes and faults?

5- What is the setting in which this person lived? Was the setting important to his/her success or fame? Could this person have become famous in another setting? How did the setting change as the subject grew older?

6- If you could meet this person today, what two important questions would you like to ask him/her? How do you think he/she would answer each question?

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