Biographies of Famous PeopleA Biography is a true story written about someone’s life. There are many biographies of famous people that students can read, and they are written on a variety of reading levels to meet the needs of all types of readers. Famous people that children enjoy reading about are people from long ago, such as George Washington or Betsy Ross; or from more recent times, such as Neil Armstrong or Ronald Reagan. Reading and learning about biographies of famous people is essential in school. Children enjoy reading about renowned peoples’ lives, and really learn a lot of life lessons by reading them. Some children can even make life connections to the people that they read about and certainly relate to them. This type of genre is read during class as a read-aloud by the teacher or in small reading groups facilitated by the instructor.
EXPLORERSIn olden times very little about the world was known. Many countries in Europe sent out explorers to discover new lands, find trade routes, seek treasure, and gain territory for their country. Learn about explorers from Marco Polo to Neil Armstrong. The biographies of famous explorers include their photos, date and place of birth, occupation, date of death, early life, brief descriptions of their famous voyages and expeditions, their personal life and major accomplishments. They are useful for kids as they are clear, concise, and comprehensive and develop an understanding of the world.
SCIENTISTSKids learn about famous scientists who have made major advances in the world of science. Every biography has the scientist's picture, name, date and place of birth, occupation, date of death (if not alive). It includes a brief sketch of the major achievements, family life, education, theories, other interests and occupations of the scientist, life at the end, and a brief summary of the accomplishments of the scientist. The biographies have interesting pictures and the language used is simple. The aim is to expose kids to the world of science in an interesting and inspiring way and encourage kids to think.
WORLD LEADERSLearn the real life stories of brave men and women who have brought change in the world with their path breaking ideas and actions. The biographies of famous world leaders help kids to know the people, their achievements and contributions that have shaped the course of our world. Kids are inspired by their ideas, thoughts and lives of selfless service to others that have been presented in an interesting way. Each biography gives their picture, name, date and place of birth, occupation, date of death (if not alive), their early life, personal life, their calling or political life, and major accomplishments.
WRITERSThe biographies of famous writers encourage kids to know and understand the feelings of the writers, expressed in their famous works. They motivate kids to read their great writings. This helps them to see the world from a different perspective. Kids improve their language skills, vocabulary, self expression, creative writing skills and more. Kids learn to be keen observers and thinkers and express their feelings and emotions in words. Each biography contains a picture of the writer, their personal details, early life, their writings, other occupations, personal life and major accomplishments.
ARTISTSThe biographies of famous artists highlight their life and their inspirations. In an interesting way kids understand and appreciate their contributions to art. Knowing about the artist's life and achievements and how they expressed their personal experiences and feelings in their art, is a great way for kids to learn different styles of art. The biographies include pictures of the masterpieces of the great artists. They also contain personal information about the artists, their photograph, early life, different periods of their life and its impact on their art, and their major accomplishments.