How to teach the 6-word memoir in history class

04/11/2013 | Edutopia.org

Using only six words to describe yourself or another person -- the six-word memoir -- teaches students the power of word choice, history teacher Jonathan Olsen writes. In this blog post, Olsen writes about how his students described the accomplishments of historical figures in six words and then presented these memoirs through a website developed by Mozilla and the National Writing Project for six-word memoirs. "The six-word memoir teaches all of us writers a critical skill: words are valuable and have meaning -- don't waste them," Olsen writes.

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