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Lewis & Clark Library: Anne Frank, Progressive Era Personalities and other Risk Takers!


Step 1 - Task Definition

Anne Frank, Martin Luther King, Malala Yousef:  All people from different backgrounds yet linked because of their willingness to take risks, to push themselves beyond society’s expectations, to stand out from the crowd. 

Final Product: Create a Public Service Announcement video (PSA) describing a person who has impacted your world and describe their contributions and who they are.  Inspire others to take action and describe how and why you would like to create change. Include a research question and historical connection in your preseantation.  Be sure to include

Sway risk-takers


Falcons @ work!

Pre-planning stages

What is a risk-taker?


Name of Risk Taker:

Primary Importance/Contributions of Risk Taker:

Biographical Information (important information about the person’s life, his/her influences, accomplishments):

How does the risk taker connect with/answer the research question you chose?

What are the enduring effects of the risk taken (how did this person affect/change our world)?

Why did you select this historical figure?  Be specific.

Why should people your age (middle/high school) know more about this person and his/her accomplishments?

What is one lesson people can learn from this person?

Progressive era Risk-Takers

Standing up for what's right!


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Photos Used

Risk takers being resesarched:

Malala Yousafzai Michelle Obama
Paul Walker Martin Luther King
Ben Yahzee Abraham Lincoln
Jackie Robinson Walt Disney
Cesar Milan

Cesar Chavez

Ed Sheeran Iqbal
Didier Drogba Bruce Lee
Todd Graves Harry Houdini
Hillary Clinton Bruce Jenner
Rosa Parks Bill Gates
Audrey Hepburn Ruby Bridges
Simon Cowell Thomas Edison
LeBron James Nelson Mandela
Muhammad Ali  


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