Medieval Bio Poem
Mini -Research Project with Annotated Bibliography
There are many famous figures from the Medieval Era. You will pick one of them from the list provided and write a bio poem. Each line of the bio poem will come from one of your sources and not your imagination. Your goal while writing the poem is to demonstrate knowledge taken from different types of resources.
At least one line must come from each source. The information from these sources will overlap; but a specific source must be indicated.
Use Easybib to create your bibliography:
The resources must include:
The textbook used in this class or encyclopedia
After entering the bibliographic information make sure to also record the number line of the bio poem where you used the information.
Ms. Weaver's Works CIted
Example works cited page
Rubric and cover page
Example of a Historical Bio Poem and Bibliography
Structure and Sample
List of Historical Figures
Ms. Weaver's Work Cited
Page 1 Rubric with heading (name class, and date)
Page 2 Bio Poem
Page 3 Bibliography
Research: Groton Public Library Databases
If you don't have a library card handy, use the link to access the the list of databases: http://gpl.org/what-we-have/databases/ then choose from the Biography, World History or Encyclopedia Britannica.
If you have a Groton Public Library card you may use the direct links below.
World History in Context: http://ic.galegroup.com/ic/whic/?userGroupName=mlin_c_grotpl (good for primary sources)
Biography in Context: http://ic.galegroup.com/ic/bic1/?userGroupName=mlin_c_grotpl
Encyclopedia Britannica Online: http://library.eb.com/
Research: Books and Primary Sources
Book Resources On Line
Includes libraries' on line catalogs and sources with free ebooks
What is a Primary source?
These are two highly recommended resources. Remember the library databases also have primary sources.
Internet Medieval Source Book
Guide to Online sources
Common Core Standards
· Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse formats and media, including visually and qualitatively, as well as in words. (Common Core Standards for Reading Literacy in History/ Social Studies, 7)
· Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take. (Common Core, 9)
· Write informative/ explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content. (Common Core Writing, 2)
· Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism. (Common Core Writing, 8)
· Describe the major economic, political and social developments that took place in Medieval Europe. (MA Curriculum Frameworks, World History 1, 7)