Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Free Online Biographies

It’s time for the Wednesday Website suggestion!! For two years, I was the Technology Specialist at a school in Georgia. During that time, I amassed a large collection of websites that I used with my students. If you want to search through some of them, you can check out my IKeepBookmarks site. Or, you can check back here each week for the Wednesday Website suggestion.

Free online biographies for research projects - website suggestion from Raki's Rad Resources.

biographiesWith President’s Day, Black History Month and Women’s History Month coming up, I thought that this week’s Wednesday Website suggestion should include some biographies about some of those important people we study.  Multimedia Biographies (hosted by Harcourt Publishing) has biographies that are on a 3rd or 4th grade reading level.  (I have used it with grades 2-5.)  Each biography also has links to explanations of some of the important events for each person.  For example, George Washington’s biography has a link to an explanation of the Articles of Confederation.  The biographies are grouped by category, but can also be searched alphabetically.  I first used this site when I taught 3rd grade with my Black History Project and my Biography Project.  Then, when I taught in in the computer lab, I used this website for my Technology Projects.  Click on the images below to see some of the ways you can use this site.

biographyproject   technologproject

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