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© 2017 by Lisa Mihalich Quinn | Reach Every Voice | Maryland

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Biography Lessons

At just 14, Autumn Peltier has had her voice heard across the world as she fights for clean water access for all. This fight has led to changes in her native Canada and her appointment as Chief Water Commissioner of her Anishinabek Nation. Learn more about this Indigenous Canadian teen in this lesson. 

Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize as a teenager, #actuallyautistic Greta Thunberg has created a youth movement to fight climate change. Through protest, she is making waves around the world. With her family, she has made changes to positively effect the environment in her personal life. 

Considered the fastest man alive as the World Record Holder in the 100m and 200m races, Usain Bolt is a multiple Olympic and World Champion. Learn all about this track star in this two-choice lesson. 

Both the youngest American sent to space and the first American woman to do so, Sally Ride was a pioneer for women in the sciences. Learn more about the physicist who made history at NASA. This is a two-choice lesson. 

Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman to go into space, as a Russian Cosmonaut in 1963. She spent three days in orbit, which at the time was more than all the American astronauts combined! Learn all about the textile factory worker who turned a love for skydiving into a journey to space and a career in the sciences. 

Learn all about Mahatma Gandhi, a lawyer and activist whom helped transform a nation and inspire countless others through non-violent protest. This is a two-choice lesson. 

Learn all about the icon and second female Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. This is a meaty lesson with a lot of content! It may be better for students with a good tolerance for information. 

What do you know about one of America's greatest poets? Learn all about Walt Whitman's life in this lesson about the influential writer. 

What do you know about one of the first female mathematicians in the world? She became a well known scientist and philosopher in her time, but her death turned her into a legend.

This lesson is specifically designed for students using 3 stencils to make choices. Each choice question uses only a single stencil for students to select the initial letter. 

Billie Holiday, one of the first and greatest American Jazz singers, overcame a tough childhood to rise to fame using her unique singing voice. Learn all about "Lady Day" in this lesson. 

This lesson is specifically designed for students using 3 stencils to make choices. Each choice question uses only a single stencil for students to select the initial letter. 

Professor of animal science, inventor, and autism spokesperson. Learn more about the childhood and education of Temple Grandin, one of the first individuals on the autism spectrum to publicly share her personal experiences. 

In this lesson, learn about beloved and award-winning author of children's books, Beverly Cleary. 

Her relatable and colorful characters have left an impression on generations of readers. 

This lesson is specifically designed for students using 3 stencils to make choices. Each choice question uses only a single stencil for students to select the initial letter. 

Award-winning author of children's books all the way up through adult novels, learn more about Jacqueline Woodson. She explores both African American history in her fiction as well as contemporary problems faced by youth today. 

Did you know astronaut Christa McAuliffe was a teacher in Maryland? Learn about how this high school teacher got to train for space flight as a part of the Teacher in Space program.

Mary "Mother Jones" Harris came as a youth to America following the Irish potato famine, only to rise up to become a leader in civil disobedience and fought for workers' and union rights. Learn more about this activist in this lesson.

Well known for his eerie poems and macabre themes, this lesson is all about famed writer Edgar Allan Poe. 

Justin Timberlake is a world famous performer known for his singing career as a solo artist and with the group *NSync, as well as an actor in many films. Learn about how his career in entertainment has developed over the years.

This lesson is specifically designed for students making choices and using the 3-stencils. Each question provides two answer choices whose first letters are on the same stencil to allow skill building with larger targets.

Donaldina Cameron - the Angry Angel of Chinatown - was a Presbyterian missionary and social worker in San Francisco's Chinatown. Learn about how she rescued more than 3,000 Chinese girls and women from indentured servitude. 

The youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai fought for the right to an education for all girls in Afghanistan. She suffered from an attempt on her life due to her activism but persisted on. Learn more about this strong young woman and how she helped change her country. 

Stephen Hawking used a voice output device to communicate. Learn more about this brilliant cosmologist in this lesson. 

This lesson about Grammy winning singer Alicia Keys is specifically designed for students making choices and using the 3-stencils. Each question provides two answer choices whose first letters are on the same stencil to allow skill building with larger targets.

This lesson about singer Jason Mraz is specifically designed for students making choices and using the 3-stencils. Each question provides two answer choices whose first letters are on the same stencil to allow skill building with larger targets.

This lesson about musician Johann Sebastian Bach is specifically designed for students making choices and using the 3-stencils. Each question provides two answer choices whose first letters are on the same stencil to allow skill building with larger targets.

Flo-Jo shattered records and brought color and style to the world of track and field. Learn about this legendary runner's life.

On the third Monday in January each year, the United States honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a man who fought fiercely for equality among people.

Isadora Duncan was a dreamer, a rebel, a free spirit, a visionary. With her flowing costumes and bare feet, she invented a new style of dance. 

Billie Jean King dominated in the world of women's tennis. Learn how she gained even more prestige when she won the famous Battle of the Sexes on the court.

Learn more about the famous Olympic swimmer!

How much do you know about the famous ethologist?

Robby Novak lights up his cardboard Oval Office as the inspirational Kid President, but did you know he has a condition that causes him to break bones easily? How does this kid stay so positive?

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