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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
Helen Keller Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Walt Disney Biography: A Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up
Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad
Helen Keller
Hero/Heroine Writing Activity
More Popular Biography Printables for Grades K-5

Printables for Grades 6-12

Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl – Project Ideas, Comprehension Tests & Activities
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Reading Passage
Life Is Sweet: The Story of Milton Hershey
Hero/Heroine Writing Activity
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Comprehension Questions
We Beat the Street Discussion Guide
Albert Einstein Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
More Popular Biography Printables for Grades 6-12

Lesson Plans for Grades K-12

An Autobiographical Poem
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring
Sunflowers, Van Gogh, and You
Martin Luther King Jr, Civil Rights Leader
The Life of Milton Hershey
Marie Curie's Discovery
Jackie Robinson and Civil Rights
More Popular Biography Lesson Plans

Biography Teaching Guides

Red Scarf Girl Teacher's Guide
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Teacher's Guide
A Long Way Gone Teacher's Guide
Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of the Macy's Day Parade Educator's Guide
Up Close: Jane Goodall Discussion Guide
The Henry Books: A Teacher's Guide
Listening Is an Act of Love Teacher's Guide
More Biography Teaching Guides

Social Studies Activities

Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl – Project Ideas, Comprehension Tests & Activities
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Reading Passage
Life Is Sweet: The Story of Milton Hershey
Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl Discussion Guide
Hero/Heroine Writing Activity
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Comprehension Questions
Getting to Know Me
More Popular Biography Activities for Social Studies

Reading & Language Arts Activities

Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl – Project Ideas, Comprehension Tests & Activities
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Reading Passage
Life Is Sweet: The Story of Milton Hershey
Hero/Heroine Writing Activity
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Comprehension Questions
Ryan White, My Own Story
Babe Ruth Reading Warm-Up: Biography
More Popular Biography Activities for Reading & Language Arts

Science Activities

Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Reading Passage
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Comprehension Questions
Albert Einstein, Physicist
Learn About Johnny Appleseed
Science and Social Studies: Benjamin Franklin
Bio of a Famous Scientist
Marie Curie's Discovery
More Popular Biography Activities for Science Class

Holidays & Seasonal Resources

Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl – Project Ideas, Comprehension Tests & Activities
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Reading Passage
Life Is Sweet: The Story of Milton Hershey
Hero/Heroine Writing Activity
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Comprehension Questions
Learn About Susan B. Anthony
Chronology of Conscription in the U.S. -- Colonial Era to 1999
More Popular Biography Resources for the Holidays

Art & Music Activities

Sunflowers, Van Gogh, and You
The Peanuts Gang: Charles Schulz
Leonardo da Vinci
My Book About Abraham Lincoln
My Book About George Washington
My Book About Martin Luther King, Jr.
George Washington Carver – Coloring Page
More Popular Biography Activities for Art & Music

Biographies & Physical Education Connected

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

References

Overview of the Presidents: Basic Facts & Figures
Martin Luther King Jr.'s Life
Just Where Was Columbus?
Assassinations and Attempts in U.S. Since 1865
Benjamin Banneker Fact Sheet
President Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. Biography
Math and Music: Leonardo of Pisa
More Popular Biography References

Quizzes

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

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: 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.