Need to find biographies for an upcoming classroom unit? MrNussbaum Biographies site features over 250 biographies written for students.
In this 3-Minute Classroom Problem Solver video, SimpleK12 Tech Trainer Monica Burns explains how to use MrNussbaum Biographies to discover biographies to use with students. Biographies include profiles of US Presidents, athletes, artists, explorers, inventors, and other interesting, fun, or intriguing personalities and historical figures.
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Monica quickly outlines the basics of this informative site. You'll notice as you browse, that some biographies include interactive activities as well.
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Non-fiction texts, such as biographies, are a key component of many teaching standards today (including the Common Core). If you're interested in more on this topic, take a look at this training session:
Exploring the Role of Literature in Common Core Standards. As teachers are tasked with aligning their curriculum to the Common Core State Standards, many have questions about the role of literature and the use of fiction versus non-fiction works. This webinar will review the Common Core method for evaluating books, and will provide some recommended titles as well as methods for staying current on new literature.
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About Our “Find Biographies” Presenter Monica Burns is an Education Consultant, EdTech Blogger, and Apple Distinguished Educator. Monica works with teachers to make technology integration exciting and accessible at all grade levels. She has conducted well over 50 unique training sessions for SimpleK12, click here to take a look at more videos from Monica.
About the Author Kimber Thompson is a Lead Moderator for SimpleK12 webinars and a Contributing Editor for SimpleK12.com. She writes frequently about education topics, and is passionate about tools and techniques that inspire young learners. You may reach her with ideas and comments at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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