The Biography Maker

Just what is a biography?

The story of someone's life?
A tale of accomplishment?
A tale of woe?

Or is it a boring list of facts
that nobody cares about?

A good biography brings
the person to life . . .
makes us care

about what she or he did
with time and opportunity.

Who wants to read
another boring biography?
Who wants to write one?

Certainly not you!

Start up the Biography Maker

Some icons are courtesy of Jay Boersma's site

Copyright Notice:
The copyrights for these materials are held jointly
by Jamie McKenzie, their author, and the Bellingham Public Schools.
The Rodin statue above shows the French writer Balzac.

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These materials may not be duplicated or published elsewhere, electronically or on paper or any other medium except for individual students using paper or digital pages as part of writing biographies for class.