Re: Biographies

From: Jan Wee <>
Subject: Re: Biographies
Date: Sun, 10 Nov 1996 15:50:09 -0600


Great idea -- thanks for sharing your plans to integrate the 
LFM Biographies into your English I class.  Your plans are
exactly the type of activity that makes the Live From... projects
interdisciplinary!  We hope that students really get a sense of
who these people are and a sense of the role they play in the Mars Missions.
Not all of them are scientists and that is important to realize as well.
It takes a very broad spectrum of expertise and skills to make 
the Mars Missions or any "big science" endeavor a reality.  All team
members play a crucial role and this is a good way for kids to see
the diversity of such teams.

Thanks again for your posting!

Jan Wee

At 08:55 PM 11/10/96 GMT, you wrote:
>Suggestion for Activity A.2  Since I am also
>required to teach English I plan on using
>this activity for an English and Reading
>project:  The biographies of the people working on
>the projects are wonderful!!  I have printed
>them all and plan on handing out to my
>students.  Each student will receive a
>different one.  After they have read them
>I will ask them what they found interesting.
>the kind of education required for their jobs,
>were they good students as children, etc.
>Next I will have each child share something
>they liked about the person they read 
>about with the class.  Finally each child 
>will be required to choose one career and
>write an application for that job.