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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
Abraham Lincoln Biography & Mini-Book
George Washington: Father of Our Country
Electronic PowerPoint Yearbook: Example Slide & Student Planning Page
Nelson Mandela Biography – Reading Warm-Up for Gr. 5 & 6
Henry Ford Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Walt Disney Biography: A Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up
More Popular Biography Printables for Grades K-5

Printables for Grades 6-12

Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Reading Passage
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Comprehension Questions
Life Is Sweet: The Story of Milton Hershey
Helen Keller
Where Are the Wild Things: Maurice Sendak
Hero/Heroine Writing Activity
More Popular Biography Printables for Grades 6-12

Lesson Plans for Grades K-12

Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring
An Autobiographical Poem
Sunflowers, Van Gogh, and You
Jackie Robinson and Civil Rights
The Life of Milton Hershey
A Play about Sacagawea
Marie Curie's Discovery
More Popular Biography Lesson Plans

Biography Teaching Guides

We Beat the Street Discussion Guide
Red Scarf Girl Teacher's Guide
Elizabeth Leads the Way: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Right to Vote Teacher's Guide
Up Close: Thurgood Marshall Discussion Guide
Don't Shoot! I'm the Guitar Man Lesson Plans
I'm Still Scared Teacher's Guide
Theodore Roosevelt Teacher's Guide
More Biography Teaching Guides

Social Studies Activities

Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl Discussion Guide
Helen Keller Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Betsy Ross Little Book
Benjamin Franklin Little Book
Getting to Know Me
Chronology of Conscription in the U.S. -- Colonial Era to 1999
Learn About Susan B. Anthony
More Popular Biography Activities for Social Studies

Reading & Language Arts Activities

Ryan White, My Own Story
William Shakespeare
The Miracle Worker
The Miracle Worker: Synopsis, Ideas, and Writing Connections
The Miracle Worker: Questions to Consider
The Miracle Worker -- The Challenge
Tiger Woods Reading Warm-Up
More Popular Biography Activities for Reading & Language Arts

Science Activities

Learn About Johnny Appleseed
Albert Einstein, Physicist
Science and Social Studies: Benjamin Franklin
Jane Goodall, Ethologist
Florence Nightingale Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
The First Man in Space
John Glenn Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
More Popular Biography Activities for Science Class

Holidays & Seasonal Resources

Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad
My Book About George Washington
My Book About Abraham Lincoln
Jackie Robinson Coloring Page
Rosa Parks Coloring Page
George Washington Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Fastest Woman in the World: Wilma Rudolph
More Popular Biography Resources for the Holidays

Art & Music Activities

Leonardo da Vinci
George Washington Carver – Coloring Page
Math and Music: Leonardo of Pisa
Sarah Boone Coloring Page
Claude Monet Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
My Book About Martin Luther King, Jr.
Printable Coloring Book of African-Americans (2-6)
More Popular Biography Activities for Art & Music

Biographies & Physical Education Connected

Babe Ruth Reading Warm-Up: Biography
Michelle Kwan Reading Warm-Up
Wayne Gretzky Biography
Jackie Robinson Mini-Biography
Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Olympic Athlete
Negro League Baseball
Arthur Ashe
More Physical Education Biographies


Just Where Was Columbus?
President George Washington Biography
Benjamin Banneker Fact Sheet
President Thomas Jefferson Biography
Overview of the Presidents: Basic Facts & Figures
President James Abram Garfield Biography
Ronald Wilson Reagan Biography
More Popular Biography References


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

Do your students love videos? We have a growing collection of videos (including related activities) for holidays and events, including: Earth Day, women's history, Memorial Day, Independence Day, slavery & the Civil War, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, and American History. Enjoy!

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: Tell a Story Day (4/27) and International Jazz Day (4/30). Plus, celebrate 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.