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This site will help you gather information for your biography project. We have been studying many people from history that have made a difference in our world. Choose from the list below to find someone you would like to research more.

Remember to look in the biography section of the library for the books below and other books. All videos are from the library or the Discovery Education website.

Famous Americans:

George Washington    

Books:

Knox, Barbara George Washington: First Biographies

Mayer, Cassie First Biographies: George Washington

Mara, Wil George Washington

Hally, Ashleigh George Washington

Price, Sean U.S. Presidents

Videos:

President’s Day – Washington and Lincoln Discovery Education

Heroes of American History Discovery Education

The American presidents, 1754-1861, revolution and the new nation, expansion and reform  DVD  Disney Educational Productions 2010

George Washington  DVD Schlessinger Media 2005

 

Databases:

Gale Biography

Grolier Online

 

Questions to ask yourself:

  1. What thing do you think was most important about George Washington?
     
  2. Do you think it was difficult for George Washington to help establish a new country? Why or why not?

 

Abraham Lincoln

Books:

Mayer, Cassie First Biographies: Abraham Lincoln

Knox, Barbara Abraham Lincoln: First Biographies

Kunhardt, Edith Honest Abe 1st ed.

Pascal, Janet B. Who was Abraham Lincoln

Adler, David A. Honest Abe Lincoln : easy-to-read stories about Abraham Lincoln 1st ed.

Videos:

President’s Day – Washington and Lincoln Abraham Lincoln: The Great Discovery Education

Emancipator  DVD Mazzarella Media 2008

Databases:

Gale Biography

Grolier Online

Questions to ask yourself:

  1. How would our country be different if we did not have citizens who work to help other individuals?
  2. If you were designing a memorial to Abraham Lincoln what would you write on it?

Helen Keller                                         

Books:                       

Adams, Colleen The Courage of Helen Keller

Dolan, Sean Helen Keller

Benjamin, Anne Young Helen Keller : woman of courage

Steele, Philip Activists 1st ed.

Koestler-Grack, Rachel A.Helen Keller : activist

 

Videos:

Helen Keller DVD Nest Entertainment 2001

Databases:

Gale Biography

Grolier Online

 

Questions to ask yourself:

  1. What do you think was the most difficult thing that Helen Keller had to do?
  2. What kind of impact did Helen Keller’s life make on the rest of the world?

 

Jackie Robinson     

Books:

Adler, David A. A Picture Book of Jackie Robinson

Schaefer, Lola M. Jackie Robinson: First Biographies

Price, Sean Jackie Robinson Breaking the Color Barrier

Videos:

Discovering History:  20th Century Biographies:  Sports Legends

Databases:

Gale Biography

Grolier Online

 

Questions to ask yourself:

 

  1. When Jackie Robinson played in the major leagues, what do you think was the hardest thing he had to do?  Why?
     
  2. How did Jackie Robinson’s actions inspire people?

Images:

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"Helen Keller." Garden of Praise. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Nov. 2011.

"Jackie Robinson Day." Major League Baseball. MLB Advanced Media, L.P., 2011.
     Web. 29 Nov. 2011.

"Mrs. Martin's Homepage." East Noble Online Learning Center. East Noble School
     Corp., n.d. Web. 29 Nov. 2011.

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