Biography Teacher Resources
Find Biography educational ideas and activities
Showing 1 - 20 of 5,267 resources
Introduction to Biographies
Fourth graders explore the genre of biographies. In this biographies lesson, 4th graders gain knowledge of the importance of biographies and what information they give us. Students brainstorm historical figures they want to know more about and carry out a discussion about these people.
4th Language Arts 21 Views 54 Downloads
Introducing Biographies-Getting to Know You
Students study biographies as a nonfiction genre while examining a variety of examples. Next, they access and complete an online tutorial about biographies. They choose one person that interests them to conduct further research using a graphic organizer, and finally, they write a biographic report.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 35 Views 107 Downloads
Creating Illustrations for Biographies
Fourth graders illustrate their biographies that they have written. In this visual arts instructional activity, 4th graders use artistic materials to draw illustrations that represent the text in their biographies. Students view examples and are encouraged to illustrate the setting and characters.
4th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 11 Downloads
Here is a presentation that focuses on the books found in the 921s of the Dewey Decimal system: biographies! After being coached on how to find this type of books, sample books are shown about famous people like Betsy Ross, Abe Lincoln, and Christopher Columbus.
2nd - 3rd Language Arts 18 Views 27 Downloads
Biography Research Unit
Sixth graders work with the library media specialist as they listen to biography booktalks. They choose a biography and conduct further research on the subject of the biography. Finally, they prepare a videotape on the life of the person which they present to the class.
6th Language Arts 12 Views 56 Downloads
Writing a Biography - Ask Someone to Tell Their Story
In this biography lesson plan, youngsters discuss biographies and watch videos about biographies. They write interview questions and interview their grandparents. Students write the biographies and complete the related worksheet.
1st - 5th Language Arts 15 Views 89 Downloads
Introduction to Biographies Unit
Students discuss the information presented in biographies. After reading one of their choice, they identify three important events from the person's life. They must choose three artifacts that accompany the events while it is being presented to the class.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 11 Views 42 Downloads
Video Biographies: Alexander the Great
Who was Alexander The Great? How did Abraham Lincoln’s early life influence his political life? Learners select a historical figure to use for video biography. After developing research questions and collecting information, pupils search for images, and then formulate a screenplay for their video biography.
5th - 12th Language Arts 13 Views 68 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Genre Lesson: Biography/Autobiography
Is it a biography or an autobiography? Kids discover point of view as they listen to you tell a story about yourself (first person) and then hear two volunteers retell the story: one to you (second person) and one to them (third person). They apply these concepts, comparing and contrasting biographies and autobiographies.
4th - 6th Language Arts 49 Views 226 Downloads CCSS: Designed
American Biography: Benjamin Banneker and the Rise of the City, Life in a Box, Revolutionary Timeline, Pathfinder
Fourth graders investigate a person's life through primary resources. In this American biography lesson, 4th graders look at historical sources to discover things about a person and the time period he/she lived. They build a story about this individual and how their actions changed the community.
4th Social Studies & History 3 Views 12 Downloads
New Review Autobiography vs. Biography
How can you tell if a piece of writing is biographical or autobiographical? Use a presentation to show your class how to identify first person point of view and third person point of view. The slides include descriptions and examples of each perspective.
5th - 9th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
Examine the lives of people who have made a significant contribution to society. The concept of biography is discussed with the class; they identify important actions, and read passages about Sacagawea and Benjamin Franklin. They write to explain how each of these people made contributions to American society.
1st Language Arts 6 Views 22 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Transform a written biography into a video biography! Introduce your learners to the biography format by reading them a few examples (some suggestions are included). Then discuss the factors that make a good biography. What information do you need to know about someone's life to write a strong biography?
4th - 10th Social Studies & History 17 Views 199 Downloads
Amelia Earhart: A Biography
Second graders investigate the accomplishments of Amelia Earhart. They read and discuss a biography of Amelia Earhart, complete a Venn diagram, and conduct an interview with a classmate and write and publish a biography of their classmate.
2nd Language Arts 20 Views 70 Downloads
Introducing Biographies - Getting to Know You
Students explore several different types of biographies to determine their area of interest, choose one notable person they would like to explore, complete online tutorial on biographies, and use written and Internet resources to research one person.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 11 Views 67 Downloads
Introducing Biographies: Getting to Know You
Students investigate an important figure of history by reading biographies. In this historical figure lesson, students discover the literary genre of biographies and read several different types to expand their ideas about a historical figure.
2nd - 4th 21st Century Skills 15 Views 125 Downloads
Who Am I? Learning With Biographies
Third graders investigate the biography genre by chose a book to investigate for chronological order, photos, and table of contents. They use a digital picture of themselves as the starting point for creating a PowerPoint biography of themselves.
3rd Language Arts 7 Views 30 Downloads
Graphically Organize a Biography
Third graders explore the stories of real lives by creating poster presentations. In this biography form lesson, 3rd graders read short biographies of George Washington Carver, Mother Theresa and Sandra Day O'Connor while identifying the characteristics of these stories.
3rd Visual & Performing Arts 11 Views 60 Downloads