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Biographies – Teacher Resources

We have biographies on famous and historical figures who your students will enjoy studying. With these activities, lessons, and printables, you will learn how you can incorporate the study of famous people in your classroom. These resources are appropriate for a variety of grade levels, from kindergarten through high school.

Printables for Grades K-5

Getting to Know Me
Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl – Project Ideas, Comprehension Tests & Activities
Hero/Heroine Writing Activity
Nelson Mandela Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Learn About Paul Revere
Helen Keller
Where Are the Wild Things: Maurice Sendak
More Popular Biography Printables for Grades K-5

Printables for Grades 6-12

Life Is Sweet: The Story of Milton Hershey
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Comprehension Questions
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Reading Passage
We Beat the Street Discussion Guide
Spoonerisms Activity
The Warrior's Heart: Becoming a Man of Courage and Compassion Discussion Guide
The Miracle Worker -- The Challenge
More Popular Biography Printables for Grades 6-12

Lesson Plans for Grades K-12

An Autobiographical Poem
Sunflowers, Van Gogh, and You
Create a Scrapbook Icebreaker
Martin Luther King Jr, Civil Rights Leader
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring
Electronic PowerPoint Yearbook
Jackie Robinson and Civil Rights
More Popular Biography Lesson Plans

Biography Teaching Guides

Educator's Guide to Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope
Up Close: Babe Ruth Discussion Guide
Escape from Camp 14 Teacher's Guide
Common Core Guide to Ordinary People Change the World Series
Teacher's Guide to Michelle Obama: An American Story
Up from Slavery
Perfect Timing Educator's Kit
More Biography Teaching Guides

Social Studies Activities

Abraham Lincoln Biography & Mini-Book
Walt Disney Biography: A Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up
Chronology of Conscription in the U.S. -- Colonial Era to 1999
Helen Keller Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
My Book About George Washington
Bio of a Famous Scientist
Learn About Lewis and Clark
More Popular Biography Activities for Social Studies

Reading & Language Arts Activities

Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl Discussion Guide
Who's in the News Bulletin Board
The Miracle Worker: Synopsis, Ideas, and Writing Connections
We Are All the Same: The Life and Death of Nkosi Johnson
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Greg Heffley's Journal
Ryan White, My Own Story
More Popular Biography Activities for Reading & Language Arts

Science Activities

Learn About Johnny Appleseed
First Swimmer to Cross the English Channel
The First Man in Space
The Discovery of Penicillin
Albert Einstein, Physicist
One Small Step and Mission to the Moon
Florence Nightingale
More Popular Biography Activities for Science Class

Holidays & Seasonal Resources

Learn About Susan B. Anthony
Leonardo da Vinci
Learn About Pocahontas
Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad
"I Have a Dream" Little Book
Betsy Ross Little Book
Jackie Robinson Coloring Page
More Popular Biography Resources for the Holidays

Art & Music Activities

Math and Music: Leonardo of Pisa
Postage Stamps for Heroes
My Book About Abraham Lincoln
Storytelling Through Art
Billy Strayhorn Interview
George Washington Carver – Coloring Page
I Have a Dream: Drawing Activity
More Popular Biography Activities for Art & Music

Biographies & Physical Education Connected

Michelle Kwan Reading Warm-Up
Jackie Robinson Mini-Biography
Negro League Baseball
Fastest Woman in the World: Wilma Rudolph
Jim Thorpe Reading Warm-Up
Jesse Owens: Olympic Champion
Past Olympic Athletes: Profiles, Biographies, and Activities
More Physical Education Biographies


Just Where Was Columbus?
President Benjamin Harrison Biography
Overview of the Presidents: Basic Facts & Figures
Martin Luther King Jr.'s Life
Biographies of African-American Inventors
Famous Mathematicians
Napoleon Bonaparte Biography
More Popular Biography References


ABC Order -- Famous Black Americans
Abraham Lincoln's Life Quiz (Advanced Level)
Black History Month Quiz
Presidents' Day Quiz
All About Martin Luther King, Jr. Quiz
Martin Luther King Jr. Quiz
The Life of Martin Luther King Jr. Quiz


Martin Luther King Jr. Printable Book (Grades 4-8)
Popular Presidents' Day Printables


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