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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

My Mini-Book of Famous African-Americans
Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad
Garrett A. Morgan Invents Traffic Light
Rosa Parks Coloring Page
George Washington Carver – Coloring Page
Jackie Robinson Coloring Page
Martin Luther King Jr Coloring Page
More Popular Biography Printables for Grades K-5

Printables for Grades 6-12

Life Is Sweet: The Story of Milton Hershey
Sarah Boone Coloring Page
Printable Coloring Book of African-Americans (2-6)
Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl – Project Ideas, Comprehension Tests & Activities
Postage Stamps for Heroes
Helen Keller
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Comprehension Questions
More Popular Biography Printables for Grades 6-12

Lesson Plans for Grades K-12

African-American Heroes
Martin Luther King Jr, Civil Rights Leader
The Life of Milton Hershey
African-American Hall of Fame
Jackie Robinson and Civil Rights
Sunflowers, Van Gogh, and You
An Autobiographical Poem
More Popular Biography Lesson Plans

Biography Teaching Guides

Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcom X Common Core Curriculum Guide
We Beat the Street Discussion Guide
Elizabeth Leads the Way: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Right to Vote Teacher's Guide
Red Scarf Girl Teacher's Guide
Classroom Guide for Marvin Makes Music
Educator's Guide to Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Teacher's Guide
More Biography Teaching Guides

Social Studies Activities

Garrett Morgan Coloring Page
Abraham Lincoln Biography & Mini-Book
George Washington Carver Little Book
My Book About George Washington
My Book About Abraham Lincoln
Harriet Tubman Writing Activity
Betsy Ross Little Book
More Popular Biography Activities for Social Studies

Reading & Language Arts Activities

George Washington Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl Discussion Guide
Theodor Seuss Geisel Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Helen Keller Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Life Is Sweet: The Life of Milton Hershey Comprehension Questions
Getting to Know Me
Nelson Mandela Biography – Reading Warm-Up for Gr. 5 & 6
More Popular Biography Activities for Reading & Language Arts

Science Activities

Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Reading Passage
Benjamin Banneker, Astronomer
Dr. Daniel Hale Williams
Charles Drew and the Study of Blood
Albert Einstein, Physicist
John Glenn Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Florence Nightingale Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
More Popular Biography Activities for Science Class

Holidays & Seasonal Resources

"I Have a Dream" Little Book
Learn About Susan B. Anthony
Chronology of Conscription in the U.S. -- Colonial Era to 1999
Black History Month Quiz
George Washington: Father of Our Country
Joseph Winters Coloring Page
Sarah Breedlove Walker -- Coloring Page
More Popular Biography Resources for the Holidays

Art & Music Activities

My Book About Martin Luther King, Jr.
Walt Disney Biography: A Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up
Learning through The Duke
I Have a Dream: Drawing Activity
Claude Monet - Biography
The Peanuts Gang: Charles Schulz
Literature & Math: Mondrian
More Popular Biography Activities for Art & Music

Biographies & Physical Education Connected

Fastest Woman in the World: Wilma Rudolph
Jackie Robinson Mini-Biography
Muhammad Ali, Olympic Athlete
Jesse Owens: Olympic Champion
Babe Ruth Reading Warm-Up: Biography
Michelle Kwan Reading Warm-Up
Tiger Woods Reading Warm-Up
More Physical Education Biographies


Benjamin Banneker Fact Sheet
President George Washington Biography
Overview of the Presidents: Basic Facts & Figures
Martin Luther King Jr.'s Life
President Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. Biography
George Frideric Handel - Biography & Activities
President Abraham Lincoln Biography
More Popular Biography References


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


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


Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon
Join the Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon! Read each episode as it's re-released with newly revealed facts, behind-the-scenes illustrations, and the inside scoop. Make it official by pledging on the blog to read each chapter with Cosmoe. Your students will love following the exploits of these space travelers, and you'll love the educational elements that can easily be paired to the stories.

Handwashing Awareness
Kids are especially susceptible to contracting and spreading viruses during the winter months. Prevention starts with proper handwashing. Show students how to keep germs away.

March Calendar of Events
March is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: National School Breakfast Week (3/2-6), World Orphan Week (3/4-11), Boston Massacre (3/5/1770), Daylight Saving Time Begins (3/8), International Women's Day (3/8), Teen Tech Week (3/8-14), Pi Day (3/14), St. Patrick's Day (3/17), Spring Begins (3/20), Make Your Own Holiday Day (3/26), and World Theatre Day (3/27). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), Music In Our Schools Month, Women's History Month, and Youth Art Month!

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.

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Women's History Month
March is Women's History Month. Talk to your students about the accomplishments women have made—as well as the adversity they have faced.

Teaching with Comics
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guide to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series, 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 stores.

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