Theme Library

George Washington

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
Betsy Ross Little Book
Where Are the Wild Things: Maurice Sendak
Hero/Heroine Writing Activity
Abraham Lincoln Biography & Mini-Book
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
Helen Keller
Fastest Woman in the World: Wilma Rudolph
Spoonerisms Activity
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
Marie Curie's Discovery
African-American Heroes
Martin Luther King Jr, Civil Rights Leader
Benjamin Banneker's Letter
More Popular Biography Lesson Plans

Biography Teaching Guides

We Beat the Street Discussion Guide
Up from Slavery
Listening Is an Act of Love Teacher's Guide
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Teacher's Guide
Perfect Timing Educator's Kit
The Henry Books: A Teacher's Guide
I'm Still Scared Teacher's Guide
More Biography Teaching Guides

Social Studies Activities

John Venn
Chronology of Conscription in the U.S. -- Colonial Era to 1999
Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl Discussion Guide
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Greg Heffley's Journal
Ryan White, My Own Story
Helen Keller Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Rosa Parks Coloring Page
More Popular Biography Activities for Social Studies

Reading & Language Arts Activities

The Miracle Worker
Walt Disney Biography: A Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up
The Miracle Worker: Synopsis, Ideas, and Writing Connections
Henry Ford Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
The Miracle Worker -- The Challenge
Who's in the News Bulletin Board
More Popular Biography Activities for Reading & Language Arts

Science Activities

Jacques Cousteau, Oceanologist
Marie Curie's Discovery Worksheet
Bio of a Famous Scientist
The First Man in Space
Jane Goodall, Ethologist
Marie Curie's Discovery -- Vocabulary
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring
More Popular Biography Activities for Science Class

Holidays & Seasonal Resources

Martin Luther King Jr Coloring Page
"I Have a Dream" Little Book
My Book About George Washington
My Book About Abraham Lincoln
Jackie Robinson Coloring Page
Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad
Jim Thorpe Reading Warm-Up
More Popular Biography Resources for the Holidays

Art & Music Activities

Math and Music: Leonardo of Pisa
Postage Stamps for Heroes
Claude Monet Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
The Song of the Lark
Gordon Parks
Jacob Lawrence
Assessment of Learning Through "The Duke" Lesson
More Popular Biography Activities for Art & Music

Biographies & Physical Education Connected

Althea Gibson
Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Olympic Athlete
Arthur Ashe
Babe Didrikson, Olympic Athlete
Past Olympic Athletes: Profiles, Biographies, and Activities
Jesse Owens: Olympic Champion
Muhammad Ali, Olympic Athlete
More Physical Education Biographies


President George Washington Biography
Just Where Was Columbus?
Martin Luther King Jr.'s Life
President Thomas Jefferson Biography
President Abraham Lincoln Biography
President James Monroe Biography
President James Abram Garfield Biography
More Popular Biography References


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


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

Free 7-Day Trial for TeacherVision®

Sign up for a free trial and get access
to our huge library of teaching materials!

Start Trial


Teaching Racism & Discrimination in America
The issues of racism, prejudice, and discrimination have plagued the United States since it was founded, and racially motivated killings still occur with frequency today. Help your students understand the historical contexts of racism—with references on slavery, immigration, and the civil rights movement—to frame your conversation on modern instances of prejudice.

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.

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 (and now in print!), 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.

July Calendar of Events
July is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Canada Day (7/1), Independence Day (7/4/1776), World Population Day (7/11), Bastille Day in France (7/14), National Ice Cream Day (7/19), First Moon Landing (7/20/1969), World War I Began (7/28/1914), Author J.K. Rowling's Birthday (7/31/1965). Plus, celebrate Read an Almanac Month and Recreation and Parks Month all July long!

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: Independence Day, slavery & the Civil War, American History, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, women's history, Memorial Day, and the environment. Enjoy!