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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

Henry Ford Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl – Project Ideas, Comprehension Tests & Activities
Abraham Lincoln Biography & Mini-Book
George Washington: Father of Our Country
Electronic PowerPoint Yearbook: Example Slide & Student Planning Page
Nelson Mandela Biography – Reading Warm-Up for Gr. 5 & 6
Walt Disney Biography: A Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up
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
Hero/Heroine Writing Activity
Helen Keller
Where Are the Wild Things: Maurice Sendak
Gandhi
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
Jackie Robinson and Civil Rights
The Life of Milton Hershey
A Play about Sacagawea
Marie Curie's Discovery
More Popular Biography Lesson Plans

Biography Teaching Guides

We Beat the Street Discussion Guide
Red Scarf Girl Teacher's Guide
Elizabeth Leads the Way: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Right to Vote Teacher's Guide
Up from Slavery
Don't Shoot! I'm the Guitar Man Lesson Plans
Up Close: Thurgood Marshall 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
Betsy Ross Little Book
Helen Keller Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Benjamin Franklin Little Book
Getting to Know Me
Chronology of Conscription in the U.S. -- Colonial Era to 1999
Learn About Susan B. Anthony
More Popular Biography Activities for Social Studies

Reading & Language Arts Activities

Ryan White, My Own Story
William Shakespeare
The Miracle Worker: Synopsis, Ideas, and Writing Connections
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Greg Heffley's Journal
The Miracle Worker
Babe Ruth Reading Warm-Up: Biography
The Miracle Worker -- The Challenge
More Popular Biography Activities for Reading & Language Arts

Science Activities

Learn About Johnny Appleseed
Albert Einstein, Physicist
Science and Social Studies: Benjamin Franklin
John Glenn Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
The First Man in Space
Jane Goodall, Ethologist
Florence Nightingale Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
More Popular Biography Activities for Science Class

Holidays & Seasonal Resources

Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad
My Book About Abraham Lincoln
My Book About George Washington
Learn About Pocahontas
Jackie Robinson Coloring Page
The Miracle Worker: Questions to Consider
George Washington Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
More Popular Biography Resources for the Holidays

Art & Music Activities

George Washington Carver – Coloring Page
Math and Music: Leonardo of Pisa
Leonardo da Vinci
Sarah Boone Coloring Page
The Song of the Lark
My Book About Martin Luther King, Jr.
I Have a Dream: Drawing Activity
More Popular Biography Activities for Art & Music

Biographies & Physical Education Connected

Tiger Woods Reading Warm-Up
Fastest Woman in the World: Wilma Rudolph
Michelle Kwan Reading Warm-Up
Wayne Gretzky Biography
Jackie Robinson Mini-Biography
Muhammad Ali, Olympic Athlete
Past Olympic Athletes: Profiles, Biographies, and Activities
More Physical Education Biographies

References

Just Where Was Columbus?
Benjamin Banneker Fact Sheet
President George Washington Biography
Overview of the Presidents: Basic Facts & Figures
President Thomas Jefferson Biography
President James Abram Garfield Biography
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
More Popular Biography References

Quizzes

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

Worksheets

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

Highlights

Children's Choice Book Awards
We love books! Encourage students to vote for their favorite children's book, author, and illustrator of the year at Funbrain and Poptropica. Teens can make their picks too. Read the complete list of nominated books, as well as related activities, and get voting!

Videos
Do your students love videos? We have a growing collection of videos (including related activities) for holidays and events, including: Earth Day, women's history, Memorial Day, Independence Day, slavery & the Civil War, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, and American History. Enjoy!

April Calendar of Events
April is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Tell a Story Day (4/27) and International Jazz Day (4/30). Plus, celebrate Mathematics Education Month, National Poetry Month, and Youth Sports Safety Month!

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, 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.

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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