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Autobiography - Story of a real person's life that is written by that person (Autobiography Poster)
Biography - The story of a real person’s life that is written by another person. (Biography Poster )
Memoir - a story about a time in someone's life or a major event that occurred, rather than the person's entire life. (Education Portal)

Subject Headings/Keywords - Autobiography, Diary, Journal, Memoir, Biography, Person's name (Last name, First) in Subject, Collective Biography - Person's name in All Fields (Summary or contents), Specific Category/Group (see list below) - you will then look in index of book
Call # - B (BIO) or 920, Artist - 780, Exploration - 910, History - American - 973, Inventions - 600, Musicians - 770, Science - 590, Athletes/Sports - 790

Category/Groups - Actress or Actor, Animals (Famous), Architects, Artists. Athletes. Authors. Black History, Explorers, Founding Fathers, Inventors, Mathematicians, Military, Musicians, Native Americans, Ohio People, Poets, Presidents, Political Leaders, Scientists

Misc. Individuals - Johnny Appleseed, Davy Crockett, Amelia Earhart , Crystal Eastman , Anne Frank , Gandhi, Helen Keller, John Muir, Paul Revere , John Thompson

Bio Cube - ReadWriteThink

Famous Historical Women Coloring Pages

Books -
Biography section, organized alphabetically by person last name
Artist (750s), Musicians (780s), Athletes (790s) , and Explorers (910) are located under their subject
Booklist - Autobiography
Booklist - Biography
Booklist - Memoirs
Collective Biographies

Book - Series
Who Was ( Who Were..., Who is.....),
Childhood Biographies (Blue set, not good information source for reports)
Presidents (located on top shelf in the Biography section)

Databases - require username and password, see librarian/teacher
Biography Reference Bank- Pick grade
Gale Kids InfoBits
World Book - Pick grade

Lessons Plans/Activites
Famous Asian Americans – Printable http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/TM/Famous_Asian_Americans.pdf
More Amazing Americans http://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson-plan/more-amazing-americans-webquest#sect-introduction Uses Meet Amazing Americans (see updated link below)

Videos - Online
BrainPOP - Famous Historic Figures
Check out their free movies, others require subscription (username and password)

Brainpopjr - Biographies
Requires username and password, although free featured videos available

Websites - Biographies
Academy of Achievement http://www.achievement.org/ Our Members - Pick Category, then PhotoBiography.com http://www.biography.com/ Listing A-Z, Groups
Biography Online http://www.biographyonline.netBiographies | Mr Nussbaum.com http://www.mrnussbaum.com/bio.htmBiographies for Kids: Ducksters http://www.ducksters.com/biography/
Harcourt Biographies http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/biographies/
Meet Amazing Americans - Library of Congress http://www.americaslibrary.gov/aa/index.php
National Women's History Museum http://www.nwhm.org/education-resources/biography/biographies

See Websites for Kids