Biographies tell the story of interesting people. An author chooses a particular person to write about because they were either intrigued with what that person had done or they believed that others could learn something by reading that person's story.
I love reading biographies because they help me reflect on my own life, think about the things I think are important, or dream about what I want to accomplish.
The internet is full of the biographies of all kinds of people. Pretend that you are a semi-finalist in a contest. The grand prize is the chance to inherit the entire estate of a famous person from the past. All you have to do is eulogize this famous person using your own words and giving your own heart-felt message about their life. Other people attending the funeral will want to hear facts, stories and details from the life of this famous individual. Because they are family and friends, it is important that your information be truthful.
Use the biography links below to read about and choose a person to eulogize. Remember that you will need to include facts and be able to "read between the lines" in order to really get to know the person and their personality.
Present this eulogy to other members of your class. Be sure to practice it in front of your friends first and get their feedback. Ask them to give you two stars and a wish, two things they think you did well and one thing they believe you could do a little better with.
If you want to read more biographies, here is a list of some that you might find at your library.