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.

Updated Calendar

In Class work days:




After school help until 3:30



Due Date


Works Cited

At least one line must come from each source. The information from these sources will overlap; but a specific source must be indicated.

The resources must include:


Non-fiction book(s)

Primary source(s)


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

Understanding Noodletools

Noodletools replaces Eaasybib as a citation generator for your works cited page. The Noodletools link will take you to the Login for Groton Dunstable. Below that you will find a video explaining how to use Noodletools

Noodletools link


Your Bio Poem must be typed, edited, stapled and display worthy. You may include drawings or computer generated images, but they are not required. Your heading should be on the first page. They should be stapled together in the following order:

Page 1 Rubric with heading (name class, and date)

Page 2 Bio Poem

Page 3 Bibliography

Note pages

Research: Middle School Databases

These are database resource, not websites. Make sure to use the citation tool to create a citation that you can add to your Noodletools "Works Cited" page.

Research: Books and Primary Sources

Book Resources On Line

Includes libraries' on line catalogs and sources with free ebooks

What is a Primary source?

Primary Sources

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

Standards addressed:

· 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)