Thursday, November 13, 2014

Be Kind and Biography Project Ideas

 World Kindness Day

Black History Month and Presidents' Day Biography Reports. February is a month filled with opportunities to both educate and celebrate. It’s also the perfect opportunity for teaching my 3rd graders how to research, take notes, and write a short report on the life and accomplishments of someone who has made a positive difference in the world.
Biography Bottle Book Report Projects:  Using a large recycled water or soda bottle, have your students create projects based on the famous person that they read about.  These three bottles are:  Amelia Earhart, Cleopatra, and Marco Polo.  Fun and creative!
Water Bottle Bios
Biography Bottles.  Use a water bottle or a two liter soda bottle.  Great idea for historical figures or book characters.  Biography Bottles! Simply have students fill an empty 2-liter bottle with either small rocks or sand. Then, have them choose a famous person to create using the bottle!! Super cute + super creative = SuCcESS in a Bottle!Biography Project: 2-liter bottle person "museum". Thought: Could be a good collaboration project between reading teacher and art teacher.

BIOBOXZ~ Biography Book Report Project and Kit
Faith Siegrist
Historical Figure / Literary Character Facebook Project - kids create a Facebook page for a famous person (scientist, historian, author) or character in a book they've read.  Comes with blank template, an example page, and directions... I'm thinking this is a great substitute activity!
Hoots and Hollers
Biography Resources for Free! Anchor charts, book ideas, and graphic organizers for lesson design and assessments! Cool stuff!
3 Teacher Chicks

biography hangers (made of clothes hangers) - the kids might have to do a biography report one day.
Wax Museum & Biography Writing Project
Leslie's Locker

Biography Reports.  Students create their person poster and then utilize it for their presentation.  This engages students = multiple intelligences!
"Students and I liked this creative alternative to traditional biographies so much that I decided we'd have to make our Dr. Seuss one" "Students get to choose which facts they include/feel are most important about Seuss" (from The Inspired Classroom)
The Inspired Classroom
Biographies....written on the shape of something associated with that person.  Genius.
The Inspired Classroom
Black History Month and Presidents' Day Biography Reports |

Time For Kids: Harriet Tubman: A Woman of Courage (Time for Kids Biographies)
Time For Kids Biographies
Le Chaim (on the right): Creating a biography or book trailer with iMovie
Le Chaim on the Right
living museum after Biography Project. Students will portray the Inventor, Artist, Political figure they have been studying
Teaching Maddesness
Third Grade Pizza Box Biography Reading Response…Pinner wrote: I've used pizza boxes to make games before, but this is a terrific way to use them. If you go to your local pizza place you can often get them for free or for a very small price. When you say you are a teacher they usually sigh and just give them to you. : )
Laura Candler


  1. What great compilation of resources/ideas!! I love the bottle people for biographies! I'm going to print the quote; it's perfect for my classroom. Thanks for sharing!!

    1. Okay Melissa, I can't find your email contact, but I enjoy following your blog & I've gotten so many great ideas from you!! I've nominated YOU for the Liebster Award. You can read about that here: