Individuals Who Stood Up to Power: A Biography Study

Essential Questions:
What is courage?
What is leadership?
Where, how, and why are the causes advocated by these leaders being advanced today?

Assignment Information:

Complete Assignment

Biography Subject List

Assignment Rubric

Parent Information:

Wiki instructions:

Voicethread instructions

Key Due Dates:

April 29 - First signed parent form due
May 13 - All research wiki content due
May 20 - Second signed parent form due; PowerPoint and presentation script due
May 27 - FINAL DUE DATE: Voicethread due


Mr. Feeley's model research wiki:

Mr. Feeley's model voicethread: Click here.

Recommended/Approved Resources

Internet Public Library

ABC-CLIO American History
ABC-CLIO World History: The Modern Era

Encyclopedia Britannica Online School Edition K-12

Gale Databases
  • Gale Subjects in Context - citations provided; listening feature
  • DISCovering Collection - citations provided; Spanish translation available
  • Student Resource Center Junior
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library

The electronic editions of record for valuable local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers - all in one easy-to-search database.

Public Broadcasting System

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Citation Machine

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Library Group (M, T, Th, F in library, W in gym class)

1. Alejandro & Luis
W.E.B. Du Bois
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2. Benjamin & Edgar
Frederick Douglass
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3. Grecia & Rodrigo
Nelson Mandela
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4. Tatiana & Cameron
Rigoberta Menchú
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5. Christian & Antonio
Howard Zinn
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6. Santos & Andre
Muhammad Ali
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7. Danielle & Noel
Sojournor Truth
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8. Larissa & Elizabeth
Eleanor Roosevelt
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9. Christopher & Michael
Miguel Hidalgo
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10. Lucas & Jannet
Mahatma Gandhi
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11. Karina & Alejandra
Molly Ivins
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Computer Group (M, T, W, F in computer lab; Th in gym class)

1. Eric & Karina
Susan B. Anthony
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2. Celeste & Erick
Cesar Chavez
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3. Alejandro & Nicky
Hellen Keller
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4. Cathy & Diana
Elizabeth Cady Stanton

5. Ashley & Wiljalisha
Jane Addams
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6. Autumn & Simone
Mahatma Gandhi
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7. Esteban & Alberto
David Suzuki

8. Irvin & Jacqueline
Ida B. Wells
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9. Samantha & Olga
Howard Zinn

10. Alex & Martina
Studs Terkel
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11. Ana & Isabella
Dorothea Lange
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12. Eduardo & Kelly
Mary Harris "Mother" Jones