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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

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
Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl – Project Ideas, Comprehension Tests & Activities
Nelson Mandela Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Comprehension Questions
Hero/Heroine Writing Activity
Where Are the Wild Things: Maurice Sendak
More Popular Biography Printables for Grades 6-12

Lesson Plans for Grades K-12

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

Biography Teaching Guides

We Beat the Street Discussion Guide
Up Close: Harper Lee Discussion Guide
Educator's Guide to Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope
Up from Slavery
Perfect Timing Educator's Kit
The Henry Books: A Teacher's Guide
Reading Guide for Hillary Rodham Clinton: Dreams Taking Flight
More Biography Teaching Guides

Social Studies Activities

Getting to Know Me
John Venn
Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl Discussion Guide
Betsy Ross Little Book
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Greg Heffley's Journal
Chronology of Conscription in the U.S. -- Colonial Era to 1999
Ryan White, My Own Story
More Popular Biography Activities for Social Studies

Reading & Language Arts Activities

Helen Keller Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Biography of J.K. Rowling
The Miracle Worker
Walt Disney Biography: A Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up
The Miracle Worker: Synopsis, Ideas, and Writing Connections
Who's in the News Bulletin Board
Spoonerisms Activity
More Popular Biography Activities for Reading & Language Arts

Science Activities

The First Man in Space
Jacques Cousteau, Oceanologist
Marie Curie's Discovery Worksheet
Bio of a Famous Scientist
Jane Goodall, Ethologist
Annie Jump Cannon, Astronomer
Thales of Miletus, Physiologist
More Popular Biography Activities for Science Class

Holidays & Seasonal Resources

Abraham Lincoln Biography & Mini-Book
Helen Keller
Rosa Parks Coloring Page
Fastest Woman in the World: Wilma Rudolph
"I Have a Dream" Little Book
Martin Luther King Jr Coloring Page
My Book About George Washington
More Popular Biography Resources for the Holidays

Art & Music Activities

Math and Music: Leonardo of Pisa
George Washington Carver – Coloring Page
My Book About Abraham Lincoln
Printable Coloring Book of African-Americans (2-6)
Learning through The Duke
A Jazz Talk Show
The Song of the Lark
More Popular Biography Activities for Art & Music

Biographies & Physical Education Connected

Jackie Robinson Coloring Page
Jim Thorpe Reading Warm-Up
Althea Gibson
Muhammad Ali, Olympic Athlete
Jesse Owens, Olympic Athlete
Arthur Ashe
Past Olympic Athletes: Profiles, Biographies, and Activities
More Physical Education Biographies


The Life of Princess Diana
Just Where Was Columbus?
Overview of the Presidents: Basic Facts & Figures
Benjamin Banneker Fact Sheet
Assassinations and Attempts in U.S. Since 1865
George Washington Carver
President George Washington Biography
More Popular Biography References


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


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!

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