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98 resources with the keyterm biographies

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Introduction to Biographies

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore the genre of biographies. In this biographies instructional activity, 4th graders gain knowledge of the importance of biographies and what information they give us. Students brainstorm historical figures they want...
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Lesson 2: Important Person

For Teachers K Standards
What kid wouldn't love to learn about George Washington? The class reads a simplistic biography about George Washington to find out why he is so famous. They chart the things he did, as well as what makes a non-fiction book a biography....
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Lesson 1: Real People

For Teachers K Standards
A biography is a factual book or narrative about a real person. The book, The Story of Ruby Bridges is used to introduce non-fiction texts about real people and event to a Kindergarten class. A chart is used to highlight text features...
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Sort It Out - American Biography

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders research the life and accomplishments of famous Americans. In this historical figures instructional activity, 5th graders examine photographs and documents available from the Library of Congress regarding the...
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Famous Americans

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Students explore and describe notable Americans. In this famous Americans activity, students discover the accomplishments of these Americans. Students use photos with descriptions of why they were famous writtten on the back. Students...
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Famous Women

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders investigate famous women. In this famous women lesson, 3rd graders read books and view photographs of famous women. Students discuss the roles of women and study facts about their lives. Students recieve pictures of women...
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Peacemaker Biographies

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Students examine the lives of people who stood up for their beliefs. In this biography lesson, students research the lives of people such as Gandi, Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks and Robert Kennedy. Students use a graphic organizer to...
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What Do You Know About.....?

For Teachers K - 3rd
Learners discover biographies and study a historically famous person.  In this World history lesson, students research a man or woman that had an important impact on history.  Learners write a short biography of their chosen person.
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Presenting Your Case

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students complete a biography book report. In this biography lesson, students choose someone to read about. They create a postcard, photo album, and artifacts that pertain to this famous person's life. 
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A Moment in Time

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders research a year in history. For this research lesson, 5th graders choose a year between 1801 and 1999 and write three research questions to answer about their year. Students must include three major events and investigate...
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Family History

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students appreciate how families are important to the expansion and progress of a country. In this biographies lesson, students read a biography and write their biographies including photos. Students create family trees.
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Researching and Writing a Biography

For Students 4th - 7th
In this literature and writing graphic organizer worksheet, students choose a famous person to research. They fill in important facts that are described in the graphic organizer which start with the birth and childhood to the adulthood...
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Introducing Biographies-Getting to Know You

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
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...
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Biographies

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students read a biography and discuss what defines a biography. Students choose a biography of their own interest to read and write a report about one of the people in the biography. Reports are shared with classmates.
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Biology Biographies

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students create a project about a famous Biologist in order to appreciate the humanity of the people involved in doing science. They create scientist biography "cards" roughly modeled after baseball cards or create a scrapbook of a...
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Creating an Original Opera

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students research the lyrical and dramatic structure of opera through Internet sources and audio examples, cooperatively discuss elements of opera stories vs. their own lives and create one-act opera based on their own life experiences.
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Researching the Researchers

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students match scientists with their major discoveries, choose one figure to research further, and co-author articles profiling the scientist and his or her achievements.
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Digging for Treasure: Note-Taking Skills for Primary Children

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders study the criteria for biographies and the vocabulary that is specific person and time. They take notes, write e-mail and gather information on a famous person.
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Amelia Earhart: A Biography

For Teachers 2nd
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.
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A Great Beginning

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students create tri-fold biographical brochures. Each of the sections of the brochure refers to either the past, present or future of the student. They use the back of the brochure to list ways to be successful in high school and reach...
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Kids Take on the Supreme Court

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students research students who have been involved in Supreme Court cases and write a biography stating the case they were involved with and the impact it had on society.
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History - Great Americans Lesson Plan

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students select and read biographies of great Americans, and develop four-paragraph reports on how these Americans contributed to our country.
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Kid-Created Biographies

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students create biographies on the people they know best-- their teachers! students use various skills to collect information, organize details, publish the biographies and present the information.
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And You Were (Almost) There

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore the genre of biography in both its traditional and nontraditional forms. They examine Edmund Morris's unorthodox biography of Ronald Reagan. They conduct research on an historic American and write their own biographies.