Looking at Me—In the Future

Looking at Me—In the Future lesson plan

Write your autobiography (up to now) and predict your future. Imagine your whole life—set before you on a 3-D box!

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    Most autobiographies are in books. Here’s a cool way to look at your life and show your dreams in 3-D!

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    <STRONG>Research your life.</STRONG> What was your life like when you were very young? Interview people who can tell you important details and funny stories. Make notes with Crayola® Erasable Colored Pencils. Then list some things about your life today. Now, leap into the future and predict what your life will be like in 10 and 20 years. Where would you like to live? What would you like to be doing? What are your dreams?

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    <STRONG>Cover a box.</STRONG> Measure construction paper to cover all four sides and the top of a recycled square recycled tissue box. Cut the paper with Crayola Scissors. Attach it with a Crayola Glue Stick.

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    <STRONG>Write and illustrate your autobiography.</STRONG> Cut four pieces of white paper to fit inside the construction paper "frames" on the box sides. On each one, describe a stage of your life with Crayola Gel Markers.

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    Add illustrations with your colored pencils, markers, and Crayola Rainbow Twistables. Glue your autobiography to the box. Decorate the box with more designs, so your stories stand out.

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    <STRONG>Describe your dreams</STRONG>. Share your autobiography with classmates. Who has similar dreams for the future?


  • Students interview family members about their early years and take notes.
  • Students write and illustrate autobiographical sketches about their past, present, and future lives.
  • Children engage in public speaking when they share their stories with classmates.


  • Interview classmates or teachers and write their biographies on a similar box. Who can identify the person?
  • Research a famous, living scientist or humanitarian. Make a biography box about their past and present lives, and predict what they will do in the future.
  • Create biography boxes for your family. Work together to gather information and predict each other’s futures.