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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

Johnny Appleseed Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Judge Roy Bean Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Getting to Know Me
Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl – Project Ideas, Comprehension Tests & Activities
Davy Crockett Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Casey Jones
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
Nelson Mandela Biography – Reading Warm-Up for Gr. 5 & 6
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Comprehension Questions
Pioneers in Exploring Human Diseases
Hero/Heroine Writing Activity
Samuel Morse
More Popular Biography Printables for Grades 6-12

Lesson Plans for Grades K-12

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

Biography Teaching Guides

We Beat the Street Discussion Guide
Up Close: Harper Lee Discussion Guide
Temple Grandin: How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World Discussion Guide
Red Scarf Girl Teacher's Guide
Elizabeth Leads the Way: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Right to Vote Teacher's Guide
Educator's Guide to Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope
Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcom X Common Core Curriculum Guide
More Biography Teaching Guides

Social Studies Activities

Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl Discussion Guide
Helen Keller Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Learn About Lewis and Clark
Abraham Lincoln Biography & Mini-Book
Babe Ruth Reading Warm-Up: Biography
Betsy Ross Little Book
Benjamin Franklin Little Book
More Popular Biography Activities for Social Studies

Reading & Language Arts Activities

Ryan White, My Own Story
Daniel Boone Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Laura Ingalls Wilder Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Henry Ford Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Louis Braille Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Greg Heffley's Journal
The Miracle Worker: Questions to Consider
More Popular Biography Activities for Reading & Language Arts

Science Activities

Albert Einstein, Physicist
One Small Step and Mission to the Moon
Florence Nightingale Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
The First Man in Space
Florence Nightingale
Learn About Johnny Appleseed
Bio of a Famous Scientist
More Popular Biography Activities for Science Class

Holidays & Seasonal Resources

Chronology of Conscription in the U.S. -- Colonial Era to 1999
Helen Keller
My Book About George Washington
Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad
The Miracle Worker
The Miracle Worker: Synopsis, Ideas, and Writing Connections
The Miracle Worker -- The Challenge
More Popular Biography Resources for the Holidays

Art & Music Activities

My Book About Abraham Lincoln
George Washington Carver – Coloring Page
Leonardo da Vinci
Math and Music: Leonardo of Pisa
Postage Stamps for Heroes
Literature & Math: Mondrian
Learning through The Duke
More Popular Biography Activities for Art & Music

Biographies & Physical Education Connected

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


President George Washington Biography
President Abraham Lincoln Biography
Agatha Christie
President Benjamin Harrison Biography
President Theodore Roosevelt Biography
Child Authors
African-American Scientists
More Popular Biography References


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


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


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

May Calendar of Events
May is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Backyard Games Week (5/18-25), Buy a Musical Instrument Day (5/22), and Memorial Day (5/25). Plus, celebrate Asian-Pacific-American Heritage Month, Inventors Month, Physical Fitness & Sports Month, and Water 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.

Now available: Galactic Hot Dogs in print! Buy it at bookstores now.

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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