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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

Nelson Mandela Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Helen Keller Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Walt Disney Biography: A Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up
Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad
Helen Keller
Getting to Know Me
Learn About Susan B. Anthony
More Popular Biography Printables for Grades K-5

Printables for Grades 6-12

We Beat the Street Discussion Guide
Albert Einstein Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Albert Einstein, Physicist
The Peanuts Gang: Charles Schulz
Leonardo da Vinci
Fastest Woman in the World: Wilma Rudolph
More Popular Biography Printables for Grades 6-12

Lesson Plans for Grades K-12

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

Biography Teaching Guides

Red Scarf Girl Teacher's Guide
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Teacher's Guide
A Long Way Gone Teacher's Guide
The Henry Books: A Teacher's Guide
Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of the Macy's Day Parade Educator's Guide
Listening Is an Act of Love Teacher's Guide
Up Close: Jane Goodall 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
Benjamin Franklin Little Book
Abraham Lincoln Biography & Mini-Book
John Venn
Ryan White, My Own Story
Betsy Ross Little Book
More Popular Biography Activities for Social Studies

Reading & Language Arts Activities

Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl Discussion Guide
Babe Ruth Reading Warm-Up: Biography
An Autobiographical Poem
Henry Ford Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Martin Luther King Jr, Civil Rights Leader
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Greg Heffley's Journal
Learning About Famous People
More Popular Biography Activities for Reading & Language Arts

Science Activities

Learn About Johnny Appleseed
Science and Social Studies: Benjamin Franklin
Bio of a Famous Scientist
Marie Curie's Discovery
Jane Goodall, Ethologist
The First Man in Space
Early Astronomers
More Popular Biography Activities for Science Class

Holidays & Seasonal Resources

An Autobiographical Poem
"I Have a Dream" Little Book
Martin Luther King Jr, Civil Rights Leader
Jackie Robinson Coloring Page
Rosa Parks Coloring Page
Learn About Pocahontas
Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up: Sacagawea Biography
More Popular Biography Resources for the Holidays

Art & Music Activities

Sunflowers, Van Gogh, and You
My Book About Abraham Lincoln
My Book About George Washington
George Washington Carver – Coloring Page
My Book About Martin Luther King, Jr.
Claude Monet Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
I Have a Dream: Drawing Activity
More Popular Biography Activities for Art & Music

Biographies & Physical Education Connected

Jackie Robinson Coloring Page
Past Olympic Athletes: Profiles, Biographies, and Activities
Michelle Kwan Reading Warm-Up
Jesse Owens: Olympic Champion
Jackie Robinson Mini-Biography
Jim Thorpe Reading Warm-Up
Althea Gibson
More Physical Education Biographies


Overview of the Presidents: Basic Facts & Figures
Martin Luther King Jr.'s Life
Assassinations and Attempts in U.S. Since 1865
Just Where Was Columbus?
President Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. Biography
President George Washington Biography
President James Monroe Biography
More Popular Biography References


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


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

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