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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

Getting to Know Me
Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl – Project Ideas, Comprehension Tests & Activities
Nelson Mandela Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Storytelling Through Art
Revolutionizing the Auto Industry: Henry Ford
One Small Step and Mission to the Moon
Common Core Guide to Ordinary People Change the World Series
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
Gandhi
More Popular Biography Printables for Grades 6-12

Lesson Plans for Grades K-12

Sunflowers, Van Gogh, and You
An Autobiographical Poem
Jackie Robinson and Civil Rights
Create a Scrapbook Icebreaker
Presidential Trading Cards
Martin Luther King, Jr. Receives the Nobel Peace Prize
John Fitch: Pioneer Steamboat Inventor
More Popular Biography Lesson Plans

Biography Teaching Guides

We Beat the Street Discussion Guide
Educator's Guide to Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope
Red Scarf Girl Teacher's Guide
A Long Way Gone Teacher's Guide
Friends for Freedom: The Story of Susan B. Anthony & Frederick Douglass Activity & Discussion Guide
Perfect Timing Educator's Kit
A Teacher's Guide for Good Brother, Bad Brother: The Story of Edwin Booth and John Wilkes Booth
More Biography Teaching Guides

Social Studies Activities

John Venn
The Miracle Worker: Synopsis, Ideas, and Writing Connections
Chronology of Conscription in the U.S. -- Colonial Era to 1999
Abraham Lincoln Biography & Mini-Book
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Greg Heffley's Journal
Biography of J.K. Rowling
Hiroshima
More Popular Biography Activities for Social Studies

Reading & Language Arts Activities

We Are All the Same: The Life and Death of Nkosi Johnson
Helen Keller Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Walt Disney Biography: A Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up
The Miracle Worker -- The Challenge
Ryan White, My Own Story
Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl Discussion Guide
Pope John Paul II Reading Warm-Up
More Popular Biography Activities for Reading & Language Arts

Science Activities

The First Man in Space
Albert Einstein, Physicist
Marie Curie's Discovery
Marie Curie's Discovery -- Vocabulary
Marie Curie's Discovery Worksheet
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring
Bio of a Famous Scientist
More Popular Biography Activities for Science Class

Holidays & Seasonal Resources

Rosa Parks Coloring Page
Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad
The Miracle Worker
Learn About Susan B. Anthony
Fastest Woman in the World: Wilma Rudolph
My Book About Abraham Lincoln
Betsy Ross Little Book
More Popular Biography Resources for the Holidays

Art & Music Activities

Postage Stamps for Heroes
Math and Music: Leonardo of Pisa
Leonardo da Vinci
Sarah Boone Coloring Page
George Washington Carver – Coloring Page
Billy Strayhorn Interview
I Have a Dream: Drawing Activity
More Popular Biography Activities for Art & Music

Biographies & Physical Education Connected

Jackie Robinson Coloring Page
Jackie Robinson Mini-Biography
African-American Hall of Fame
Past Olympic Athletes: Profiles, Biographies, and Activities
Babe Didrikson, Olympic Athlete
Jesse Owens: Olympic Champion
Arthur Ashe
More Physical Education Biographies

References

Just Where Was Columbus?
President George Washington Biography
President John Quincy Adams Biography
Martin Luther King Jr.'s Life
Joan of Arc Biography
Joseph Stalin Biography
Genghis Khan (Temujin) Biography
More Popular Biography References

Quizzes

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

Worksheets

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

Highlights

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