Today I have a free Biography Writing Paper Packet to share with you!
These writing pages include famous Americans as well as famous historical figures from King Tut to Marie Curie, Albert Einstein dozens more! These can be used with the biographies my daughter read (more details about those below) or just as quick assignments when you have the time. 🙂
My youngest has been working independently on these for the past year or so. She would read a bit about these famous historical figures and after she was done with the book (or chapter), she would write a summary, which is why these are all half-pages. That was about the right length for her, especially since this wasn’t her main writing work. (She is 10 yrs old at the moment.)
Last year, my daughter fell in love with a series called the Childhood of Famous Americans. She started with Abigail Adams and Betsy Ross (which we had picked up during our visit to Colonial Williamsburg). (affiliate links) She liked the series so much that we wound up purchasing a whole series. The books focus more about the childhood of each of these people. ED says that it doesn’t start talking about their adult accomplishments until about the middle of the book. 🙂
Abigail Adams: Girl of Colonial Days
Betsy Ross: Designer of Our Flag
Elizabeth Blackwell: Girl Doctor
Harriet Tubman: Freedom’s Trailblazer
Helen Keller: From Tragedy to Triumph
Paul Revere: Boston Patriot
Sacagawea: American Pathfinder
Sitting Bull: Dakota Boy
Thomas Edison: Young Inventor
By the way, ED hasn’t yet read Thomas Edison or Sitting Bull because she then got sucked into another biography book… How They Croaked! (affiliate link)
At the beginning of this year, one of ED’s best friends (who also homeschools) told us about a book her family was reading together called, How They Croaked. This books shares the lives of many famous historical figures and how they died. It includes about 3 or 4 pages on these famous historical figures:
- King Tut
- Julius Caesar
- Christopher Columbus
- Henry VIII
- Elizabeth I
- Galileo Galilei
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
- Marie Antoinette
- George Washington
- Napoleon Bonaparte
- Ludwig van Beethoven
- Edgar Allan Poe
- Charles Dickens
- James Garfield
- Charles Darwin
- Marie Curie
- Albert Einstein
ED absolutely loved this book! She generally read one chapter a day. I made her small biography pages for this book as well and she wrote a paragraph about each of these figures as well.
She said the weirdest and grossest chapter was definitely the one about Ludwig van Beethoven. She said she had never heard of anything like that before! Anyway, she said she would recommend How They Croaked to other kids; she really liked it!
If your kids are going to do Biography Research Papers, you might also want to check out this FREE Biography Research Paper Resource Pack
I wanted to mention this free Biography Research Paper Resource Pack that we also have here on the blog. I put this together the first time my (older two) kids wrote a research paper. I laid the steps on how to do a research paper (which I go over this in more depth in the packet)
- Choose someone you want to learn more about.
- Check out at least three books from the library. Write down the bibliographic information in proper format.
- Context: Before you start doing too much research, find out when this person lived and jot down some of the major world events happened at the time your person was alive.
- Research and take notes on your person’s life and accomplishments
- Early life
- Character traits
- Significant events
- Interesting stories/anecdotes
- Lasting influences
- Follow the 6 writing traits
- Before you begin writing your biography, pull out some quirky, interesting facts and tidbits about your person. Jot down all those memorable facts and ideas you’ve learned and think about how you want to organize your paper. Perhaps draw the reader in with the setting, time period and a short anecdote. Do you have a “secret to share”? That technique can intrigue your reader… Many people think that… but really…
Click here to visit the Biography Research Paper Resource Packet post and get the free download:
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