This product is a simple research outline/guide to help students collect information on a historical, or famous, figure. This will work on anyone from a president to a famous author or illustrator. The guide is divided into the person’s early years, adult life, and later years. My 3rd and 4th grade students used this guide to find information to help them write a report on a historical figure in Ireland (that was our unit of study at the time). This made it easy to write their reports—one paragraph about their childhood, the next about their adult life, and the last about their later years. I hope you find this guide works in your classroom, too!