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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
Learn About Susan B. Anthony
Helen Keller Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Learn About Lewis and Clark
Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad
Getting to Know Me
Nelson Mandela Biography – Reading Warm-Up for Gr. 5 & 6
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: Reading Passage
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Comprehension Questions
Hero/Heroine Writing Activity
Helen Keller
Where Are the Wild Things: Maurice Sendak
More Popular Biography Printables for Grades 6-12

Lesson Plans for Grades K-12

Sunflowers, Van Gogh, and You
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring
An Autobiographical Poem
Martin Luther King Jr, Civil Rights Leader
Jackie Robinson and Civil Rights
Marie Curie's Discovery
The Life of Milton Hershey
More Popular Biography Lesson Plans

Biography Teaching Guides

We Beat the Street Discussion Guide
Elizabeth Leads the Way: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Right to Vote Teacher's Guide
Red Scarf Girl Teacher's Guide
Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcom X Common Core Curriculum Guide
Classroom Guide for Marvin Makes Music
Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass: The Story Behind an American Friendship Discussion Guide
Temple Grandin: How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World Discussion Guide
More Biography Teaching Guides

Social Studies Activities

Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl Discussion Guide
Betsy Ross Little Book
Walt Disney Biography: A Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up
Benjamin Franklin Little Book
My Book About George Washington
Abraham Lincoln Biography & Mini-Book
My Book About Abraham Lincoln
More Popular Biography Activities for Social Studies

Reading & Language Arts Activities

The Miracle Worker: Synopsis, Ideas, and Writing Connections
Theodor Seuss Geisel Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Ryan White, My Own Story
The Miracle Worker
Henry Ford Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Harriet Tubman Writing Activity
The Miracle Worker: Questions to Consider
More Popular Biography Activities for Reading & Language Arts

Science Activities

Albert Einstein, Physicist
Learn About Johnny Appleseed
Early Astronomers
Gregor Mendel, Botanist
Marie Curie's Discovery Worksheet
Benjamin Banneker, Astronomer
The Discovery of Penicillin
More Popular Biography Activities for Science Class

Holidays & Seasonal Resources

Rosa Parks Coloring Page
Fastest Woman in the World: Wilma Rudolph
Chronology of Conscription in the U.S. -- Colonial Era to 1999
Learn About Pocahontas
George Washington Carver Little Book
Jackie Robinson Coloring Page
Sarah Boone Coloring Page
More Popular Biography Resources for the Holidays

Art & Music Activities

George Washington Carver – Coloring Page
Printable Coloring Book of African-Americans (2-6)
Postage Stamps for Heroes
Math and Music: Leonardo of Pisa
The Song of the Lark
My Book About Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Peanuts Gang: Charles Schulz
More Popular Biography Activities for Art & Music

Biographies & Physical Education Connected

Jackie Robinson Mini-Biography
Babe Ruth Reading Warm-Up: Biography
Michelle Kwan Reading Warm-Up
African-American Hall of Fame
Jesse Owens, Olympic Athlete
Muhammad Ali, Olympic Athlete
Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Olympic Athlete
More Physical Education Biographies


President George Washington Biography
Martin Luther King Jr.'s Life
President Andrew Johnson Biography
Benjamin Banneker Fact Sheet
Harriet Beecher Stowe Biography
Overview of the Presidents: Basic Facts & Figures
President Harry S. Truman Biography
More Popular Biography References


Abraham Lincoln's Life Quiz (Advanced Level)
All About Martin Luther King, Jr. Quiz
ABC Order -- Famous Black Americans
Black History Month Quiz
Presidents' Day 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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Children's Choice Book Awards
We love books! Encourage students to vote for their favorite children's book, author, and illustrator of the year at Funbrain and Poptropica. Teens can make their picks too. Read the complete list of nominated books, as well as related activities, and get voting!

April Calendar of Events
April is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: April Fool's Day (begins 4/1), Passover (begins sundown 4/3), Easter (4/5), Name Yourself Day (4/9), Encourage a Young Writer Day (4/10), Library Week (4/12-18), Volunteer Week (4/12-18), Holocaust Remembrance Day (begins sundown 4/15), Poison Prevention Week (4/15-21), Earth Day (4/22), Tell a Story Day (4/27), International Jazz Day (4/30). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), Mathematics Education Month, National Poetry Month, and Youth Sports Safety Month!

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, 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.

Poptropica Teaching Guides
Poptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity. Check out our teaching guides to four of Poptropica's islands: 24 Carrot Island, Time Tangled Island, Mystery Train Island, and Mythology Island.