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Biography Report

A BIOGRAPHY is the story of someone's life written by someone else.

Read a biography and learn about a person who has made a difference in the world.

Research an individual using both print (books) and electronic (online) resources.

You will look for information on their early life, education and adulthood as well as challenges and major accomplishments. You can search for books in our library catalog, search World Book Online, and use the online sources below.

Please read the "citing sources" box in the center column as a guide to keeping track of the sources you use for research.


Citing Sources

The information we will need to cite sources for this project is:


Title: Frederick Douglass and the War Against Slavery

Author: Evelyn Bennett

Publisher: Millbrook Press


Website Name: 

Website Address:



Remeber when we are writing a research report we don't want to plagiarize. Plagiarizing is when someone copies someone else's writing from a book, magazine or website for their own writing. How do we avoid plagiarizing? By paraphrasing. Paraphrasing is rewriting something using your own words. Here is an example:

Exact Words when using an authors exact words we put quotation marks around them to show it is someone else's writing.

"Frederick was an intelligent young man and wanted to learn to read. Over time, he secretly taught himself to read and write by observing others and watching the white children in their studies."

Paraphrase below is a paraphrase or rewriting the author's original words.

Frederick was very smart and really wanted to learn to read. By watching the white children do their school work he was able to teach himself how to read without anyone knowing.



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