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374 resources with the keyterm biography

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Helen Keller: An Inspiring Life (Biography Mini-Book)

For Teachers K - 4th Standards
Inspire young readers with this printable biography of Helen Keller. Including a timeline, glossary, and realistic illustrations with supporting captions, this is a great resource for not only teaching children about this amazing...
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Gallery of Pieter Bruegel the Elder

For Students 6th - 8th
Art history is a wonderful topic that bridges time, context, history, and artistic expression. Help your class understand how to carefully look at an artist and his work by using this fun project. Pupils make a brochure or a price list...
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Gallery of Hieronymus Bosch

For Students 4th - 8th
Bosch created some of the most interesting allegorical works of his time. Expose your learners to these works by having them create a gallery brochure describing his life and art, or a fictitious price list for their next art auction....
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Gallery of El Greco

For Students 4th - 8th
A fantastic activity that provides two great ways to learn about the artist El Greco. Children choose to either create a brochure detailing biographical and art-related information about El Greco, or they make a pretend price list of...
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Can the World be a Fair and Just Place?

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Introduce various perspectives of the civil rights movement to your middle schoolers by having them take on roles in groups. They read a projected excerpt describing a house (linked) from either the perspective of a real estate agent or...
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Lesson Learned: Creating a Life Reports Project

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Tap into the wisdom and knowledge of older members of the community with this New York Times plan. To warm up, learners write about and discuss advice they have been given. After reading "The Life Report," an op-ed column that asks older...
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Hey Teachers! Get to Know Me!

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Foster community in your classroom and encourage learners to get up and get to know each other. Individuals each receive the classmate inventory handout included and use it to fill in information about their fellow scholars. Once they...
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Rosa Parks

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Explore the history of civil rights and segregation using. Learners read a story about Rosa Parks by Maryann N. Weidt. Then, they answer a series of questions about this story to practice comprehension skills and delve into the topic of...
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Autobiography vs. Biography

For Teachers 5th - 9th
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...
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Althea Gibson

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
What would it like to be the first person to achieve something? Read about Althea Gibson, the first black tennis player to win a Grand Slam title, to win at Wimbledon, and more. Class members respond to questions to demonstrate their...
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Sally Ride

For Teachers 3rd - 4th Standards
Based on a brief reading passage about Sally Ride, this reading intervention resource aims to help pupils understand organization of informational texts and lead them through writing short autobiographies. Students learn about...
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Golda Meir

For Students 6th - 8th
Who was Golda Mier and what was her life like? Your pupils can find out through an article from a 1969 issue of TIME. The biography is about a page long, and provides information about her past and present. After completing the reading,...
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In the Time of the Butterflies: Biography

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Start off your study of In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez with background knowledge and biographical information. Class members begin a reader's journal with an entry based on the included audio guide. They then read and...
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The Call of the Wild: Biography

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Take a look at the role of education in Jack London's life, and in your pupils' lives. Class members listen to the audio guide for Jack London's The Call of the Wild, which includes biographical information, and read information about...
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A Wizard of Earthsea: Biography

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Begin a study of A Wizard of Earthsea by looking closely at biographical information about the author, Ursula K. Le Guin, and previewing the text. Pupils listen to an audio guide and take notes for discussion. Next, the class reads two...
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Will the Real Abraham Lincoln Please Stand Up?

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Engage young historians in learning about America's sixteenth president with this fun Reader's Theater script. The second play in this series puts a modern spin on learning about history, involving a game show where three contestants try...
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The Ballad of Abraham Lincoln

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Pay tribute to the sixteenth president of the United States with this fun song and activity. From his birth in a Kentucky log cabin and childhood in Indiana, to the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation and his eventual assassination,...
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George Washington Carver Coloring and Activity Book

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
Learn about the interesting life of George Washington Carver and his many accomplishments with this series of worksheets for primary grade learners. From coloring pages and word searches, to non-fiction reading passages and math skills...
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George Orwell: A Brief Biography

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Studying an author can help learners better understand literature. George Orwell's biography is the focus of this presentation, which leads into an activity and discussion about concepts connected to Animal Farm. 
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Action Through Art

For Teachers 7th - 12th
How can we make the world a better place? Help your class members become world citizens, active in philanthropy and the community around them. Use a comic book (included) to discuss the idea of philanthropy. Then, using the superhero...
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Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Explore the life and writing of John Steinbeck. A 48-slide presentation introduces the famous American author, his California heritage, and his impressive collection of published work. Viewers are then introduced to Of Mice and Men, one...
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Genre Lesson: Biography/Autobiography

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
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)....
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Pizza Biography

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
A biography writing lesson with a tasty twist! Kids create a "visual biography" in which each pizza slice represents a paragraph, and toppings represent supporting details. They learn research techniques, note-taking skills, and how to...
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Introduce Vocabulary: A Picture Book of Abe Lincoln (Adler)

For Teachers K - 3rd
The story of Abe Lincoln serves as the backdrop to this vocabulary-in-context activity as you read David Adler's A Picture Book of Abraham Lincoln. Scholars learn these politically themed words before listening to you read the story...