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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

Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl – Project Ideas, Comprehension Tests & Activities
Nelson Mandela Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of the Macy's Day Parade Educator's Guide
Helen Keller Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Getting to Know Me
Walt Disney Biography: A Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up
Helen Keller
More Popular Biography Printables for Grades K-5

Printables for Grades 6-12

Life Is Sweet: The Story of Milton Hershey
Hero/Heroine Writing Activity
The Peanuts Gang: Charles Schulz
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Reading Passage
Postage Stamps for Heroes
Albert Einstein, Physicist
More Popular Biography Printables for Grades 6-12

Lesson Plans for Grades K-12

An Autobiographical Poem
Sunflowers, Van Gogh, and You
A Play about Sacagawea
Martin Luther King Jr, Civil Rights Leader
The Life of Milton Hershey
Marie Curie's Discovery
African-American Heroes
More Popular Biography Lesson Plans

Biography Teaching Guides

We Beat the Street Discussion Guide
Perfect Timing Educator's Kit
The Boy Who Drew Birds Teacher's Guide
Reading Guide for My Dad, John McCain
Up Close: Babe Ruth Discussion Guide
A Long Way Gone Teacher's Guide
The Warrior's Heart: Becoming a Man of Courage and Compassion Discussion Guide
More Biography Teaching Guides

Social Studies Activities

Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl Discussion Guide
Chronology of Conscription in the U.S. -- Colonial Era to 1999
Learn About Pocahontas
Abraham Lincoln Biography & Mini-Book
Benjamin Franklin Little Book
Ryan White, My Own Story
John Venn
More Popular Biography Activities for Social Studies

Reading & Language Arts Activities

Henry Ford Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Where Are the Wild Things: Maurice Sendak
Spoonerisms Activity
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Greg Heffley's Journal
The Miracle Worker: Synopsis, Ideas, and Writing Connections
Albert Einstein Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
We Are All the Same: The Life and Death of Nkosi Johnson
More Popular Biography Activities for Reading & Language Arts

Science Activities

The First Man in Space
Thomas Edison Revisited
Florence Nightingale Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Science and Social Studies: Benjamin Franklin
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Comprehension Questions
Marie Curie's Discovery Worksheet
Bio of a Famous Scientist
More Popular Biography Activities for Science Class

Holidays & Seasonal Resources

Learn About Susan B. Anthony
George Washington Carver Little Book
My Book About Abraham Lincoln
My Book About George Washington
Martin Luther King Jr Coloring Page
Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad
"I Have a Dream" Little Book
More Popular Biography Resources for the Holidays

Art & Music Activities

George Washington Carver – Coloring Page
I Have a Dream: Drawing Activity
My Book About Martin Luther King, Jr.
Sarah Boone Coloring Page
Math and Music: Leonardo of Pisa
Leonardo da Vinci
The Song of the Lark
More Popular Biography Activities for Art & Music

Biographies & Physical Education Connected

Fastest Woman in the World: Wilma Rudolph
William Tell Facts & Olympic Activity
Jackie Robinson Coloring Page
Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Olympic Athlete
African-American Hall of Fame
Michelle Kwan Reading Warm-Up
Babe Ruth Reading Warm-Up: Biography
More Physical Education Biographies


President Zachary Taylor Biography
Just Where Was Columbus?
President Franklin Pierce Biography
President James Earl Carter, Jr. Biography
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
President George Washington Biography
More Popular Biography References


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


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

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Thanksgiving is just around the corner! It's (Thursday) November 26, this year. Use videos, lessons, and worksheets to teach the history and cultural significance of the holiday. Then, enjoy our crafts to celebrate and decorate!

December Calendar of Events
December is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: World AIDS Day (12/1), International Volunteer Day (12/6), Hanukkah (begins at sundown 12/6), Handwashing Awareness Week (12/6-12), Computer Science Education Week (12/7-13), Human Rights Day (12/10), Winter Solstice (12/22), Christmas (12/25), Kwanzaa (begins 12/26), Visit the Zoo Day (12/27), and New Year's Eve (12/31). Plus, celebrate Bingo's Birthday Month, Universal Human Rights Month, and Write to a Friend Month all December long!

Hour of Code
Introduce your students to basic coding and computer science! Celebrate Computer Science Education Week from December 7-13, 2015 with our Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Kids, Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Teens, or the Hour of Code resources provided by Code.org®

Interested in using different types of media in your classroom? We have a growing collection of videos, with related activities, for holidays and events, including: slavery & the Civil War, American History, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, women's history, Memorial Day, the American Revolution, and the environment. Enjoy!

Teaching with Comics: Galactic Hot Dogs
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guides to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series (chapters 1-4 and 5-8), as found on Funbrain.com (and now in print!), will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stories.