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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
Nelson Mandela Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Walt Disney Biography: A Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up
Hero/Heroine Writing Activity
Helen Keller Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Learn About Susan B. Anthony
Helen Keller
More Popular Biography Printables for Grades K-5

Printables for Grades 6-12

Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Reading Passage
Life Is Sweet: The Story of Milton Hershey
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Comprehension Questions
Albert Einstein, Physicist
Albert Einstein Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Gandhi
We Beat the Street Discussion Guide
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
Martin Luther King Jr, Civil Rights Leader
The Life of Milton Hershey
Presidential Trading Cards
Jackie Robinson and Civil Rights
More Popular Biography Lesson Plans

Biography Teaching Guides

A Long Way Gone Teacher's Guide
Red Scarf Girl Teacher's Guide
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Teacher's Guide
Up from Slavery
Elizabeth Leads the Way: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Right to Vote Teacher's Guide
Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass: The Story Behind an American Friendship Discussion Guide
The Henry Books: A 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
Getting to Know Me
Learn About Paul Revere
Ryan White, My Own Story
Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad
Abraham Lincoln Biography & Mini-Book
More Popular Biography Activities for Social Studies

Reading & Language Arts Activities

Henry Ford Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Babe Ruth Reading Warm-Up: Biography
The Miracle Worker
The Miracle Worker: Synopsis, Ideas, and Writing Connections
Betsy Ross Biography: Reading Warm-Up for Grades 1 & 2
Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up: Sacagawea Biography
George Washington Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
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
The Discovery of Penicillin
Early Astronomers
Jane Goodall, Ethologist
Marie Curie's Discovery
More Popular Biography Activities for Science Class

Holidays & Seasonal Resources

Learn About Pocahontas
"I Have a Dream" Little Book
Martin Luther King Jr Coloring Page
Betsy Ross Little Book
George Washington Carver Little Book
Jackie Robinson Coloring Page
Rosa Parks Coloring Page
More Popular Biography Resources for the Holidays

Art & Music Activities

My Book About Abraham Lincoln
My Book About Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Peanuts Gang: Charles Schulz
Leonardo da Vinci
My Book About George Washington
I Have a Dream: Drawing Activity
George Washington Carver – Coloring Page
More Popular Biography Activities for Art & Music

Biographies & Physical Education Connected

Fastest Woman in the World: Wilma Rudolph
Michelle Kwan Reading Warm-Up
Jesse Owens: Olympic Champion
Jackie Robinson Mini-Biography
Past Olympic Athletes: Profiles, Biographies, and Activities
Althea Gibson
Tiger Woods Reading Warm-Up
More Physical Education Biographies

References

Overview of the Presidents: Basic Facts & Figures
Harriet Tubman Biography
President Thomas Jefferson Biography
President George Washington Biography
Just Where Was Columbus?
Martin Luther King Jr.'s Life
Sacajawea
More Popular Biography References

Quizzes

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

Worksheets

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

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Highlights

Memorial Day
Find a way to honor the American men and women who have sacrificed their lives in wars and military disputes this Memorial Day (May 30). Some of our most popular activities include: World War II Student Project, Chronology of Conscription in the U.S., and American Flag, Memorial Day Videos, and "In Flanders Fields" -- History and Poetry!

May Calendar of Events
May is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Holocaust Remembrance Day (Sundown 5/4), Cinco de Mayo (5/5), Mother's Day (5/8), Transportation Week (May 15-21), Museum Day (5/18), and Memorial Day (5/30). Plus, celebrate Asian-Pacific-American Heritage Month, Get Caught Reading Month, Inventors Month, National Family Month (May 8 - June 19), Physical Fitness & Sports Month all May long!

Videos
Interested in using different types of media in your classroom? We have a growing collection of videos, with related activities, for holidays and events, including: slavery & the Civil War, American History, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, women's history, Memorial Day, the American Revolution, and the environment. Enjoy!

Coding & Computer Science
Introduce your students to basic coding and computer science! Our Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Kids, Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Teens, and Hour of Code resources make a great introduction to the computer science skills all students will benefit from.