FAMOUS MISSOURIANS: RESEARCH &
BOTTLE BUDDY PROJECT












STUDENT PROMPT FOR RESEARCH PAPER:

There are many famous people who have come from Missouri. The Governor of Missouri has asked 4th graders from several towns to research these famous individuals and to create a museum of Famous Missourian statues.

It is your task to choose a famous Missourian and research their life. You can find your information using the Internet, encyclopedias (electronic or standard), and other written documents. The report must contain the following information about the famous Missourian:

  • Date of birth and death
  • Where in Missouri he/she lived
  • What type of education he/she received
  • What made he/she famous

CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE RESOURCES

First, gather your information on the Student Response Sheets provided. Afterwards, you will put your information together and write a one page report about your chosen Missourian.  Finally, you will complete the Bottle Buddy Project below.

BOTTLE BUDDY PROJECT
Bottle Buddy (Biography Bottle) activity is from The Big Missouri Reproducible Activity Book! by Carole Marsh.
Bottle buddies are 2 or 3 liter bottles, emptied and cleaned. They are then decorated to look like your assigned famous Missourian. They can represent someone from the past or the present such as Harry S. Truman, George Washington Carver, or Mark McGuire.  The bottle can be decorated with an actual picture of the famous Missourians face attached to the top of the bottle by the threads. You can add yarn for hair, eyebrows, and mustache. The bottom of the bottles can be just plain, or you can add shoes/feet.

Here are some suggested items you may want to use to help you:
2 or 3 liter bottles, scissors, glue, felt, balloon or styrofoam ball for head, paint, yarn for hair.  
JUST BE CREATIVE!

PROJECTS WILL BE DUE: ____________________

SAMPLE PICTURES BELOW WERE TAKEN FROM http://www.stafford.ctschool.net/witt/meikle.html







Questions????  email Mrs. Umphrey at
numphrey@sturgeon.k12.mo.us


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