Biographies are an excellent way to meet Common Core Standards for informational texts while integrating your Social Studies Standards. This unit has many possible uses. You can mix and match these 41 biographies by time period, social studies theme, or accomplishment. Some suggestions are: U.S. Presidents, The American Revolution, The Civil War, Westward Expansion, The Civil Rights Movement, Explorers, Inventors, Pioneers, Black History, and Women’s History.
This unit includes:
-Biographies by Category and Page Number
-Optional Covers/Title Pages for Books or Bulletin Boards
-42 Individual Biographies of American Heroes (see full list of names below)
-Main Idea/Supporting Fact Organizer
-Important Contributions Organizer
-Biography Bubble Map
-My Future Fame Activity (Students write future biography)
-Two Generic Timelines
-Fact and Opinion Sorting Activity and Key
-Beware of Biography Bias Activity and Key
Please check out the preview file before deciding if this product meets your students’ needs. The texts are high interest reading and are suitable for many age groups. The generic organizers can be used for many levels also.
Biographies included: Susan B. Anthony, Neil Armstrong, Clara Barton, Alexander Graham Bell, Mary McLeod Bethune, Ruby Bridges, George Washington Carver, John Chapman, Bessie Coleman, Davy Crockett, Jefferson Davis, Frederick Douglass, Dr. Charles Drew, Amelia Earhart, Thomas A. Edison, Benjamin Franklin, Ulysses S. Grant, Stonewall Jackson, Thomas Jefferson, Lyndon B. Johnson, Helen Keller, John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., Robert E. Lee, Abraham Lincoln, Garrett Morgan, Rosa Parks, Paul Revere, Sally Ride, Jackie Robinson, Eleanor Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, Betsy Ross, Sacagawea, Nikola Tesla, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, George Washington, Daniel Hale Williams, Orville and Wilbur Wright
You may also be interested in this these other biography units.
The American Presidency
Brave Biographies from Black History
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