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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

Martin Luther King Jr Coloring Page
Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl – Project Ideas, Comprehension Tests & Activities
"I Have a Dream" Little Book
Helen Keller Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Nelson Mandela Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Walt Disney Biography: A Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up
Pictorial Timeline of Dr. Martin Luther King's Life
More Popular Biography Printables for Grades K-5

Printables for Grades 6-12

Life Is Sweet: The Story of Milton Hershey
The Peanuts Gang: Charles Schulz
Helen Keller
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Reading Passage
The Discovery of Penicillin
Common Core Lesson Plans for the Who Was...? Series
Hero/Heroine Writing Activity
More Popular Biography Printables for Grades 6-12

Lesson Plans for Grades K-12

Martin Luther King Jr, Civil Rights Leader
An Autobiographical Poem
A Jazz Talk Show
Jackie Robinson and Civil Rights
Presidential Trading Cards
John Fitch: Pioneer Steamboat Inventor
Sunflowers, Van Gogh, and You
More Popular Biography Lesson Plans

Biography Teaching Guides

We Beat the Street Discussion Guide
A Long Way Gone Teacher's Guide
Up from Slavery
Theodore Roosevelt Teacher's Guide
I'm Still Scared Teacher's Guide
Educator's Guide to Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope
Listening Is an Act of Love Teacher's Guide
More Biography Teaching Guides

Social Studies Activities

Ryan White, My Own Story
I Have a Dream: Drawing Activity
Chronology of Conscription in the U.S. -- Colonial Era to 1999
My Book About Martin Luther King, Jr.
Getting to Know Me
Learn About Susan B. Anthony
Dr. Maulana Karenga, Kwanzaa Creator (Coloring Page)
More Popular Biography Activities for Social Studies

Reading & Language Arts Activities

Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl Discussion Guide
The Miracle Worker: Synopsis, Ideas, and Writing Connections
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Greg Heffley's Journal
Henry Ford Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Hiroshima: Synopsis, Ideas, and Writing Connections
The Miracle Worker
Babe Ruth Reading Warm-Up: Biography
More Popular Biography Activities for Reading & Language Arts

Science Activities

Gregor Mendel, Botanist
Early Astronomers
Albert Einstein, Physicist
Louis Pasteur, Bacteriologist
Marie Curie's Discovery
Marie Curie's Discovery Worksheet
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring
More Popular Biography Activities for Science Class

Holidays & Seasonal Resources

Rosa Parks Coloring Page
Abraham Lincoln Biography & Mini-Book
Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad
A Movement Led by Dr. Martin Luther King
My Book About Abraham Lincoln
My Book About George Washington
An Overview of Martin Luther King Jr.
More Popular Biography Resources for the Holidays

Art & Music Activities

Sarah Boone Coloring Page
Postage Stamps for Heroes
George Washington Carver – Coloring Page
Jacob Lawrence
Assessment of Learning Through "The Duke" Lesson
Billy Strayhorn Interview
Math and Music: Leonardo of Pisa
More Popular Biography Activities for Art & Music

Biographies & Physical Education Connected

Jackie Robinson Coloring Page
Past Olympic Athletes: Profiles, Biographies, and Activities
Fastest Woman in the World: Wilma Rudolph
Althea Gibson
Arthur Ashe
Babe Didrikson, Olympic Athlete
Jesse Owens: Olympic Champion
More Physical Education Biographies


Joseph Stalin Biography
President James Monroe Biography
President John Quincy Adams Biography
Just Where Was Columbus?
Martin Luther King Jr.'s Life
Gertrude Ederle Biography
Women Nobel & Pulitzer Prize Winners
More Popular Biography References


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


Martin Luther King Jr. Printable Book (Grades 4-8)
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