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Biographies for kids: Inventors, World Leaders, Women, Civil Rights. Autobiography Sample. Writing an autobiography could be an interesting journey taken to our past.

Autobiography Sample

It also gives you an opportunity to relive the best moments from your life. An autobiography is defined as a book about a person's life written by the person himself/herself. William Taylor first used the term 'autobiography' although deprecatingly. According to him, autobiography was a hybrid word. A poet named Robert Southey used the word autobiography, in its current form, in 1809.

An autobiography is generally written in a narrative form. Basic Autobiography Format The autobiography sample and the points given below help you understand how to start with the process of writing. Basic Information The basic information includes details about the person in question and his/her family. Timeline Once the basic information is presented in the beginning, details about the person's life follow in chronological order.

First Experiences Striking Memories Special or striking memories should be included in this section. Steve Fossett. On August 17, 2001, Steve Fossett's fifth attempt at solo circumnavigation of the world ended when he faced a "minefield" of thunderstorms and was forced to land in Brazil, 20-25 miles south of Bage, near the border of Uruguay.

Steve Fossett

After facing weather challenges, lack of oxygen, and slow traveling speeds, Fossett and his control team decided to abandon the attempt. In May, 2002, according to Reuters, Fossett announced he would make his sixth attempt to circumnavigate the globe solo in a hot air balloon, one of aviation's last unaccomplished feats. Depending on the weather, Fossett would launch in mid- to late-June from Northam, Western Australia. He aimed to fly 17,000 to 18,000 miles, mostly over the world's oceans in the Southern Hemisphere as he did in a 2001 attempt. Steve Fossett is one of America's greatest living adventurers.

That journey lasted six days, two hours and forty-four minutes. Steve Fossett has set many records. Steve Fossett was a man full of determination and goals. Explorers - A to Z. Explorers for Kids. Throughout history people have always wondered what was beyond the next mountain, ocean, river, or even planet.

Explorers for Kids

Explorers are people who have blazed the trail in going to new places. The Age of Exploration The Age of Exploration took place between the 15th and 17th centuries. During this time many countries in Europe sent out explorers to discover new lands, find trade routes, seek treasure, and gain territory for their country. During this time much of the world was mapped and many world civilizations came into contact with each other. Why People Explore The reasons for exploration can vary widely. Trade - Many countries and rulers funded explorers in order to find new trade partners and goods. Gold - Often explorers have been in search of riches and treasure. Science - In many cases, explorers are scientists hoping to learn about nature and new parts of the world. Land - Many explorers claimed the land they found in the name of their country. Explorers Maps, Activities, Biographies and More for Kids «

Famous Explorer Biographies. Explorers-in-Residence from National Geographic: Highlights some of the world of today's prominent explorers and scientists.

Famous Explorer Biographies

Famous Space Explorers: Quick facts, photos, and information about their space exploration National Geographic: Explorers A-Z: Explorers are listed in alphabetical order with a links to websites with facts about each explorer Brief biographical information on famous explorers; Search alphabetically or by date or continent PBS: The Conquistadors (Cortes, Pizarro, Orellana, Cabeza de Vaca): Historical facts, timeline Wikipedia: Canadian Explorers: Alphabetical listing of Canadian explorers with links to biographies America's Journeys: American Journeys contains more than 18,000 pages of eyewitness accounts of North American exploration, from the sagas of Vikings in Canada in AD 1000 to the diaries of mountain men in the Rockies 800 years later.

Conquest of America:This Site describes the 15 year Conquest of Native America. Explorers  WebQuest. Explorers WebQuest Introduction|Task|Process |Resources |Evaluation|Conclusion Introduction The 5th grade students at Laurel School have been selected to design a new line of trading cards.

Explorers  WebQuest

Your job is to create the first ever Explorer Trading Cards. These cards will look similar to baseball cards and other trading cards you have seen, but they will have facts about the major explorers of the New World. Introduction|Task|Process |Resources |Evaluation|Conclusion The Task Your task is as follows: