Students write biographies in many subject areas across the curriculum. This free resource helps them get started.
You might be familiar with the television network Biography. This site, Biography.com, is related to that network, and has free resources students can use for their own research about prominent figures in history.
One useful tip I discovered from this video is to use the printer version of the biography. When viewing on the page itself, you’ll notice lots of images and advertisements breaking up the text on the page. While you may want to take in some of these images, you may simply want the text. When you go to print the biography, you’ll see that it only pulls the biography text, and even allows you to save the information as a PDF. This gives you all of the useful biography information without any distractions.
Interested in another resource for writing biographies? Take a look at this article, How to Help Students Write Biographies, for a look at a graphic organizer designed to assist students with this task. This is a great next step for students to take after reading through all of the information at Biography.com.
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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.
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