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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
Getting to Know Me
Johnny Appleseed Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Nelson Mandela Biography – Reading Warm-Up for Gr. 5 & 6
Judge Roy Bean Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Walt Disney Biography: A Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up
Betsy Ross Little Book
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
Hero/Heroine Writing Activity
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Comprehension Questions
Helen Keller
Albert Einstein, Physicist
More Popular Biography Printables for Grades 6-12

Lesson Plans for Grades K-12

Sunflowers, Van Gogh, and You
An Autobiographical Poem
A Jazz Talk Show
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring
Jackie Robinson and Civil Rights
Martin Luther King Jr, Civil Rights Leader
The Life of Milton Hershey
More Popular Biography Lesson Plans

Biography Teaching Guides

We Beat the Street Discussion Guide
Temple Grandin: How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World Discussion Guide
Up Close: Harper Lee Discussion Guide
Red Scarf Girl Teacher's Guide
Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcom X Common Core Curriculum Guide
The Day-Glo Brothers Literature Guide
Elizabeth Leads the Way: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Right to Vote Teacher's 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
Helen Keller Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Ryan White, My Own Story
Abraham Lincoln Biography & Mini-Book
Davy Crockett Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Benjamin Franklin Little Book
More Popular Biography Activities for Social Studies

Reading & Language Arts Activities

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Greg Heffley's Journal
Babe Ruth Reading Warm-Up: Biography
Henry Ford Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
The Miracle Worker: Questions to Consider
The Miracle Worker: Synopsis, Ideas, and Writing Connections
Dolley Madison Biography Reading Warm-Up
More Popular Biography Activities for Reading & Language Arts

Science Activities

Pioneers in Exploring Human Diseases
Samuel Morse
Learn About Johnny Appleseed
Florence Nightingale Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
One Small Step and Mission to the Moon
Marie Curie's Discovery
The First Man in Space
More Popular Biography Activities for Science Class

Holidays & Seasonal Resources

Learn About Susan B. Anthony
My Book About Abraham Lincoln
Casey Jones
My Book About George Washington
Rosa Parks Coloring Page
Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad
Betsy Ross Biography: Reading Warm-Up for Grades 1 & 2
More Popular Biography Resources for the Holidays

Art & Music Activities

Leonardo da Vinci
Claude Monet Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
George Washington Carver – Coloring Page
Postage Stamps for Heroes
My Book About Martin Luther King, Jr.
Literature & Math: Mondrian
The Song of the Lark
More Popular Biography Activities for Art & Music

Biographies & Physical Education Connected

Jackie Robinson Coloring Page
Fastest Woman in the World: Wilma Rudolph
Michelle Kwan Reading Warm-Up
Tiger Woods Reading Warm-Up
Jackie Robinson Mini-Biography
Babe Didrikson, Olympic Athlete
Past Olympic Athletes: Profiles, Biographies, and Activities
More Physical Education Biographies


President George Washington Biography
Amelia Earhart
President Abraham Lincoln Biography
President James Monroe Biography
President Benjamin Harrison Biography
President Richard Milhous Nixon Biography
President Theodore Roosevelt Biography
More Popular Biography References


All About Martin Luther King, Jr. Quiz
Presidents' Day Quiz
Black History Month Quiz
Martin Luther King Jr. Quiz
ABC Order -- Famous Black Americans
Abraham Lincoln's Life Quiz (Advanced Level)
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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May Calendar of Events
May is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Backyard Games Week (5/18-25), Buy a Musical Instrument Day (5/22), and Memorial Day (5/25). Plus, celebrate Asian-Pacific-American Heritage Month, Inventors Month, Physical Fitness & Sports Month, and Water 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.

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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.