Category Archives: Biography

Who is Gene Luen Yang?

 

  1. He is a teacher

https://s3.amazonaws.com/ImageCloud/slj/webcomics/SLJ_1703_ComfortZone_Yang_f.pdf

  1. He is a cartoonist / comic book author.

Here’s his website: http://geneyang.com/books-comics

Why Comics Belong in the Classroom, 10 minutes

  1. He is the author of ABC or “American Born Chinese”

Here are 9 things to know about him: https://www.bustle.com/articles/185568-who-is-gene-luen-yang-9-things-to-know-about-the-genius-grant-winning-graphic-novelist

Who is Stephen Hawking?

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A) He has changed the way we think black holes, the solar system, and the universe

B) A genius (like Einstein and Marie Curie) who is 70 years old.

C) he holds the mathematics “chair” at Cambridge University in England, the same position held by Sir Isaac Newton and Einstein.

D) All of the above

Why is he in a wheelchair?

Hawking has a rare early-onset, slow-progressing form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as motor neurone disease in the UK and as Lou Gehrig’s Disease in the US, that has gradually paralysed him over the decades.[20][21] He now communicates using a single cheek muscle attached to aspeech-generating device.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Hawking#Disability

Learn more by clicking below:

  1. http://www.ducksters.com/biography/scientists/stephen_hawking.p
  2. http://easyscienceforkids.com/all-about-stephen-hawking/
  3. http://science.howstuffworks.com/dictionary/famous-scientists/physicists/10-cool-things-stephen-hawking1.htm
  4. Geniuses: http://iml.jou.ufl.edu/projects/Spring04/Artigas/Notable.htm

My 12 Favorite Books / Authors

  1. Jon Scieszka. http://www.theresabook.com/2011/05/author-interview-20-questions-with-jon-scieszka/ http://www.slideshare.net/ps147/author-of-the-month-2015-september
  2. Charles Smith Jr.
  3. Langston Hughes

I also REAAAAALLLY love poems:

Here are some helpful links:

  1. http://paulaoneil.tripod.com/index.html
  2. http://floriancafe.blogspot.com/

Best poems for choral reading:

Become a poem hunter

  1. http://www.poemhunter.com/
  2. http://www.poetry4kids.com/links
  3. http://www.poetryoutloud.org/poems-and-performance/find-poems
  4. http://www.inspirational-quotes-and-poems.net/kids-poems.html

Flying Up Ceremony 2016

The Spring Biography Project was about researching a famous Peace Builder.

The ultimate challenge was to write about Two Friends. The following is a play written by 3rd grader Greta and performer by her and her 5 friends:

Here’s a preview of a short play about Amelia Earhart and Eleanor Roosevelt that you’ll see Friday, June 3rd:


More about these Two Friends:

Eleanor:

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http://www.ducksters.com/biography/women_leaders/eleanor_roosevelt.php

Amelia :

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https://kidskonnect.com/people/amelia-earhart/

http://mrnussbaum.com/explorers/earhart/

http://www.ducksters.com/biography/women_leaders/amelia_earhart.php

Fossil Hunter: Mary Anning

Video of Mary Anning at Smithsonian Magazine

http://player.ooyala.com/iframe.js#ec=BmcmU1MzE6gIYDfybLGvGBfxVrMrGSYD&pbid=MGQxZGQ1N2VlMDRjNGJmNmFmN2QwY2U2

 

And her dog, “Tray”

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http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/paleo-pets-make-fossil-hunting-less-lonely-180959749/

 

Who was Mary Anning?

  1. http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/famouspeople/mary_anning/
  2. http://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/mary-anning
  3. http://www.dkfindout.com/us/science/famous-scientists/mary-anning/
  4. http://www.famousscientists.org/mary-anning/

Other Famous Scientists: http://www.famousscientists.org/

 

 

Happy Birthday, William Shakespeare

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  1. PBS
  2. http://www.folger.edu/shakespeare-kids
  3. http://www.folger.edu/shakespeare-faq
  4. Do you know how many plays Shakespeare wrote? Watch and find out! William Shakespeare is one of our ‘Shakespeare Lives‘ videos, about his life and some of his most famous plays: https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/short-stories/william-shakespeare
  5. http://www.ducksters.com/biography/authors/william_shakespeare.php

Some Quotes:

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Libraries Are Some of My Best Friends

Here’s why:

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When I was in high school , someone gave me a copy of the Autobiography of Malcolm X. It changed my life on many ways… Most of all, I admire Malcolm’s voracious quest for the truth and his unending pursuit of self change and transformation.
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‘Nuff Said.

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This ABC BOOK is more than an easy reader. I love alpha beta books because they are often powerful compendiums of arcane knowledge hiding in disguise.

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Many libraries such as Pierre Botineau and Nokomis and Roosevelt ( above ) have science ( X rays) and other hands on activities for children to explore.

Science Biographies

General Search engines:

  1. http://www.famousscientists.org/
  2. Interactive timeline: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/timeline/famouspeople/
  3. Famous Biologists: http://www.macroevolution.net/famous-biologists.html
  4. http://gardenofpraise.com/leaders.htm
  5. http://www.theschoolrun.com/welcome-homework-gnome
  6. http://www.ducksters.com/biography/
  7. http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0855207.html
  8. http://www.kidsclick.org/searches/search.php?searchtype=subject&keywords=biography

Specific Scientists:

Sue Hendrickson, who discovered a dinosaur!

http://www.sue-hendrickson.info/biography.asp

Mary Anning

  1. http://www.macroevolution.net/mary-anning.html
  2. http://www.famousscientists.org/mary-anning/
  3. http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/famouspeople/mary_anning/
  4. http://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/mary-anning
  5. http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/history/anning.html

Books: http://www.amazon.com/Mary-Anning-Fossil-Hunter-Biographies/dp/1575054574

 

 

PEACE: A SHORT HISTORY; MLK, Gandhi, and Aun Kyi

A Short History of Civil Disobedience:

Nonviolence and Peace Movements | Crash Course World History #228

Join host John Green to learn about nonviolence and peace movements in the 20th century. What is nonviolence? What is a peace movement? Traditionally, humans often resort to violence when they come into conflict. In the 20th century, it became much more common for people to enact change by means of nonviolence, and this was a common thread of connection between many of the most notable advocates of peaceful change. Crash Course will take you along a path of nonviolent resistance and peaceful change including Gandhi, Gregg, Bayard Rustin, Martin Luther King, Jr., the Cold War , and the Arab Spring.

ALSO: JAPAN

Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

a.k.a MLK or “Dr. King”

  1. Free Video From Brainpop

Resources on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

2. This timeline has photographs!

3. This one from Soft Schools is fun too:

http://www.softschools.com/timelines/martin_luther_king_jr_timeline/58/

4. And this one from King Institute:

https://kinginstitute.stanford.edu/king-resources/major-king-events-chronology-1929-1968

Gandhi:

Videos:

  1. Brainpop: https://www.brainpop.com/socialstudies/famoushistoricalfigures/mahatmagandhi/

Timelines:

https://worldhistoryproject.org/topics/mahatma-gandhi

http://ridasarah.tripod.com/id2.html

http://www.mahatma.com/php/showContent.php?linkid=7

Aung San Suu Kyi (SOO -CHEE)

Resources:

  1. http://www.biography.com/people/aung-san-suu-kyi-9192617#early-years
  2. http://encyclopedia.kids.net.au/page/au/Aung_San_Suu_Kyi
  3. http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/aung-san-suu-kyi-11.php

She gave a famous speech at Shwedagon Pagoda in Mynamar (Burma).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shwedagon_Pagoda

 

Here’s a video of that speech:

Here’s a 2012 meeting between Suu Kyi and President Barack Obama:

Here’s a picture of her from 2015:

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