The TPS community History Workshop spans four days, and enables
teachers from the Peoria area to learn about the Library of Congress. www.loc.gov
TPS Workshop seeks to encourage local teachers to uncover the history of the surrounding area. To link primary documents, local oral history, and high school students together. This workshop will lead students to a better understanding and acceptance of their local towns.
Bio-Poems are used to describe a person of historical event. There is no rhyme or organization to the poem. A great source for creating Bio-Poems will be found on the website, www.wordle.com. The following describes the organization involved in writing a Bio-Poem:
Line 1- Write the first name of the famous person.
Line 2- Write three or four words that describe the famous person.
Line 3-Where was the famous person born?
Line 4-Describe the time period in which he or she lived.
Line 5- Name a family member and their relationship to the famous person.
Line 6-How does the person feel in life? Name three feelings.
Line 7-Name three things the famous person tried to accomplish.
Line 8-Name three important accomplishments.
Line 9-How is the famous person best known in history?
Line 10- Write the last name of the famous person.
A Bio-Poem on Abraham Lincoln: