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10 IB Biography Assignment


Subject Criteria

  • Over the age of 40
  • Accessible
  • To be based on personal interview
  • Lives a life that is “authentic”—Hero’s journey can applied to her/his life; provide evidence of this in your paper
    • Departure—call to adventure
    • Helpers/Mentors (Aid from a protective figure who provides a weapon or skill that helps person cross into the next step)
    • Crossing the threshold of adventure—initiation
    • Tests/ Road of trials
    • Other helps/mentors that accompany hero on journey
    • Innermost cave-battle with self
    • Return and reintegration into society—return knowledge, skill, wisdom to society

Format and Length Requirements

  • 3-5 pages
  • Typed
  • Double-spaced
  • MLA format: heading, margins, page numbers



Other requirements of the paper

  • Interview questions
  • Answers to interview questions
  • A personal timeline for your subject AND a historical timeline that mirrors her/his life
  • Paper needs to be thoughtful and edited
  • Use sensory details
  • DO NOT write a paper about the person’s entire life—focus! (The focus should be determined through the interview.  Make use of “real footage” where possible.  Provide historical background where appropriate and document correctly.

 10 IB Biography Assignment.doc

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