BIOGRAPHIES for KIDS
Famous Leaders for Young Readers



George Washington


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PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES




George Washington

1st President of the
United States




John Adams

2nd President of the
United States




Thomas Jefferson

3rd President of the
United States




James Madison

4th President of the
United States





James Monroe

5th President of the
United States





Andrew Jackson

7th President of the
United States





Martin Van Buren

8th President of the
United States




Abraham Lincoln

16th President of the
United States




Theodore Roosevelt

26th President of the
United States




Calvin Coolidge

30th President of the
United States




Franklin D. Roosevelt

32nd President of the
United States




Harry S. Truman

33rd President of the
United States




Dwight D. Eisenhower

34th President of the
United States




John F. Kennedy

35th President of the
United States





Lyndon B. Johnson

36th President of the
United States




Jimmy Carter

39th President of the
United States





Ronald Reagan

40th President of the
United States




Barack Obama

44th President of the
United States


. .




OTHER AMERICAN PATRIOTS





Benjamin Franklin

Patriot and Statesman





Francis Scott Key

Wrote the Star Spangled Banner




Deborah Sampson

Woman soldier in the
Revolutionary Army





Molly Pitcher

Heroine of the
Battle of Monmouth






WORLD LEADERS




Constantine

Roman Emperor



Alexander the Great

Greek Conqueror



Winston Churchill

British Prime Minister



Margaret Thatcher

British Prime Minister





INVENTORS




Alexander Graham Bell

Inventor of the telephone




Johann Gutenberg

Invented the printing press





Cyrus McCormick

Invented the mechanical reaper






Thomas A. Edison

Developer of the electric light bulb



The Wright Brothers

First airplane




Henry Ford

Automaker



Sequoyah

Cherokee alphabet




Nikola Tesla

700 patents




Leonardo Da Vinci

Flying Machine





Dean Kamen

Segway





Jack Kilby

Integrated Circuit





Donald O'Neal

ONIL stove




Michael Faraday

Electric motor


. . .




EXPLORERS




John Muir

Explorer and naturalist



Meriwether Lewis

Explorer to the Western United States



Christopher Columbus

Discovered America


Robert Peary

Arctic Explorer




Matthew Henson

Arctic Explorer




Sir Edmund Hillary

Mt. Everest




Kit Carson

Scout, Indian agent



Daniel Boone

Frontiersman



John Chapman
Johnny Appleseed

Orchardist

. . .



HUMANITARIANS




Eleanor Roosevelt

First Lady, humanitarian





Nelson Mandela

Freedom Fighter





Albert Schweitzer

Doctor, humanitarian




Mahatma Gandhi

Civil rights leader in India




Harriet Tubman

Deliverer of Slaves




Norman Borlaug

Father of the Green Revolution




Clara Barton

Founder of the American Red Cross



William Wilberforce

Member of Parliament - Abolitionist




Florence Nightingale

Founder of the Nursing profession





Greg Mortenson

Author - Humanitarian


. .




WOMEN WHO MADE A DIFFERENCE




Amelia Earhart

Aviation Pioneer



Henrietta Lacks

Immortal Cells




Sadako Sasaki

Hiroshima Victim



Malala Yousafzai

Education Activist in Pakistan



Joan of Arc

Religious and military leader




Annie Oakley

Sharpshooter




Susan B. Anthony

Suffragette




Elizabeth Keckly

Seamstress




Helen Keller

Blind and Deaf




Anne Frank

Diarist



Madam C.J. Walker

Entrepreneur





SCIENTISTS




George Washington Carver

Botanist and educator




Albert Einstein

Physicist, genius, Nobel Prize winner




Marie Curie

Scientist, physicist, Nobel Prize winner





Louis Pasteur

Chemist, biologist




Sir Isaac Newton

Explained gravity and properties of light





Galileo

Astronomer, physicist





Lise Meitner

Physicist



Benjamin Banneker

Astronomer - Mathematician





EDUCATORS




Booker T. Washington

Leader and educator





Noah Webster

Wrote the dictionary




Aristotle

Greek philosopher



Mary McLeod Bethune

Educator


. .



PHYSICIANS




Hippocrates

Father of medicine




Walter Reed

Discovered cause of yellow fever


.



RELIGIOUS LEADERS




George Müller

Minister - builder of orphan homes




Increase Mather

Religious leader - Salem witch trials


.



ATHLETES




Michael Phelps

Olympic swimmer



Wilma Rudolph

Olympic gold medal winner



Tiger Woods

Championship golfer


Lou Gehrig

Baseball player





CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS





Martin Luther King Jr.

Civil rights leader





Rosa Parks

Bus desegregation




Sojourner Truth

Former slave and abolitionist




Frederick Douglass

Abolitionist




Mary Ann Shadd Cary

Civil rights leader




James Forten

Inventor, abolitionist




César Chávez

Civil rights leader


.



COMPOSERS




Ludwig van Beethoven

Composer




Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Composer





AUTHORS





Laura Ingalls Wilder

Author - Children's Books




Samuel Clemens
(Mark Twain)

Author - Humorist





Ernest Hemingway

Author - Novelist





Phillis Wheatley

Slave - Poet





ARTISTS




John James Audubon

Artist and Naturalist




Gutzon Borglum

Sculptor, Mount Rushmore





Ansel Adams

Photographer




Vincent van Gogh

Artist




Michelangelo

Sculptor and Painter




Rembrandt van Rijn

Artist




Grandma Moses

Folk Artist




Mary Cassatt

Impressionist




Renoir

Artist




Cezanne

Artist




Norman Rockwell

Artist/Illustrator




Dale Chihuly

Glass Sculptor


Biographies of 48 Famous Artists



Black History .
Garden of Praise features biographies of
19 notable blacks for your students.





These stories of presidents, inventors, educators, scientists,
business men and women etc. are presented to inspire the student
to follow their examples of courage, determination, honesty and willingness to work.

Each story features 8 free printables!
multi-choice test, word search, crossword puzzle, word scramble,
study sheet, student worksheet, alphabetical order page, and picture to color.

There are 7 online activites for each biography.
Online computer-graded tests, online games, jigsaw puzzles, crossword puzzles,
word searches, scrambled word puzzles, and pictures to paint.

The biographies and accompanying worksheets
can be helpful for developing reading comprehension.
They may be used in conjunction with a computer program or independently.

How to Use Biographies for Kids for Tutoring

Ideas for Using Garden of Praise Lessons

Other Biography Resources

Looking for a children's book? There are links to hundreds of biographies written for children.
Selected pages are available online for preview. You may want to incorporate some of them into your lessons.

Some have used these biographies in writing end-of-year student assessment tests
and in lessons for which they charge a fee.
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They may be used by students, teachers, and homeschool moms
free of charge
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Birthdates of Famous People


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BIOGRAPHY ACTIVITIES

Free Biography Flashcards



A printable set of 75 Biography cards is available for teaching about famous people.
Biography "Who Am I?" online activities are complete with pictures.

Online Tests

Crossword Puzzles

Jigsaw Puzzles

Word Searches

Word Scrambles

Online Jeopardy

"Guess the Word"

Paint pictures online

Online Games






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311834: Drive Thru History America: Foundations of Character Drive Thru History America: Foundations of Character
By David Barton & Nita Thomason / Focus On The Family

One thing many of our nation's founders shared was a Christian worldview. Teach your students how beliefs influence actions, as demonstrated by Noah Webster, George Washington, Abigail Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and others. This 9-unit DVD-based cross-curricular supplement incorporates history, government, citizenship, culture, science, social studies, and technology. Features 10-minute "teaser" segments that introduce each lesson; and reproducible work sheets. 128 pages, softcover with DVD-ROM from Tyndale. Grades 6-12.

This kit includes: Nine video sessions with teacher's guide on DVD. Student textbook included.


633388: Your Story Hour Volume 7 - Audiobook on CD Your Story Hour Volume 7 - Audiobook on CD
By Your Story Hour

Children will listen and learn as they experience the historic adventures of Joan of Arc, John Bunyan, Albert Schweitzer, George Mueller, Florence Nightingale, Clara Barton, Louis Pastuer, Sir Wilfred T. Grenfell, Dwight L. Moody, John Wanamaker, George W. Carver, and Keith Argraves. Exciting, educational, and entertaining, these dramatizations feature sound effects, music, and professional actors portraying the high moral values demonstrated by men and women throughout history, and necessary for successful living today. 12 one-hour CDs in a vinyl storage case.



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363230: Everyday Life Inventions Grades 4-6 Everyday Life Inventions Grades 4-6
By Good Year Books

In this captivating chronicle, kids will learn about some of the inventions that helped shape the history and character of our country. Kids will see how progress in such fields as science, industry, medicine, transportation, electronics, communications, and technology not only changed the way we live and work, but gave America the highest standard of living in the world. Told in an easy-to-read, anecdotal narrative that kids can read and enjoy on their own, "Inventions" includes activities that involve the reader in the invention process. Forty-three activities plus an answer key are included. For grades 4-6. Softcover, reproducible pages.

884002: TruthQuest History: American History for Young Students II (1800-1865) TruthQuest History: American History for Young Students II (1800-1865)
By Michelle Miller / Truth Quest History

History may seem murky, but only because we wrongly focus on the long corridor of human actions. History is really a door to God Himself!

God created mankind and his times. He is the initiator; we are the responders. So, it is first God's truths and then our responding beliefs which shape all of history: government, philosophy, art, architecture, literature, scientific thinking, economics, law, and the value placed on human life itself.

TruthQuest History opens the door to it all by bringing together worldview wisdom, literature recommendations, and chronology... all in a fascinating storyline of spiritual context!

How? Picture your family reclining in a comfy boat. The current of TruthQuest History carries you... because each topic has its own powerful commentary and reading list. Your children do not just visit times... they understand them! They do not just read... they see cause-and-effect truth!

Whatever your style, TruthQuest History can benefit you. It follows key Charlotte Mason and Classical resources, and assists unit-study and unschooling familes exploring an era. TruthQuest History even helps you teach your own theology and choose your own resources! Adaptable for all grades.


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