Saturday, February 25, 2012

Biography Cereal Box Project

This week my students presented projects that they had been working on for the past 2 and half weeks. They had to create a Cereal Box Biography for Black History Month. They got to chose a famous African American, read a biography about that person, and then create the cereal box project. The front of the box had to have a picture of the person, along with a name of the cereal that had something to do with the person. The back of the box had to have a written report about the person including certain details like what the person is famous for. Then on one side of the box they had to list the person's "ingredients" which were 5 character traits that described the person along with a sentence about why that character trait fits the person, and then the other side of the box had to have a timeline about the person, the first entry had to be when the person was born and, if the person was dead the last entry had to be the ate of death and they had to include at least 6 events in between.

You can find the directions for this project on my TpT page by clicking HERE

They LOVED this project and did a really good job! I have also included a few pictures of some of the finished products. Here are some pictures of my favorites:

This one is Shaquille O'Neil - the student named his cereal Dunkers and he said they are basketball shaped. Even though this one seems pretty basic, it was done by my student who has Asperger's Syndrome so I was very proud of the work he did on this.

 Here are the character traits he included

This is his time line. 

This one is Louis Armstrong - Loopster Notes LOL

This one is Bob Marley
 LOL Love love love the name - Rasta Wheats

Finally - my absolute favorite - Rosa Parks

 Love the name - Oats of Rights

 The quote from Rosa Parks says "Our mistreatment was just not right, and I was tired of it"

 She went all out, she added copies of nutrition information and the Whole Grain checkmark LOL
 She even put a box top for education on the back of the box, like on real cereal boxes

On the last page of her report she even put a coupon for $1 off Oats of Rights cereal (Love this girl!)

Here are her ingredients

And her timeline

I just loved this project and the kids did too. This week coming up I am going to be assigning them a new project - they will be doing a Presidential Portrait where they will be doing a report and poster about a president. I will post that when those are finished as well. 

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