The Biographical Dictionary contains tens of thousands of biographies, searchable by name, category and nationality.
Check out their Master Biographer Challenge game.
A&E's Biography Channel resources have been placed in digital format -- look at this database of more than 25,000 persons.
Writing a personal biography (autobiography?) shows what it takes to compile such a document and how every biography is an edited version of the person's life.
An autobiography or a biography of a close friend or relative can make an interesting class assignment.
This site contains short biographies of over 70 Chicano and Native Americans in biology, physics and earth sciences.
The entries are targeted to both middle and high school students and show links to more extensive biographies.
Achievement is intended as an inspirational site – a few good people – with vignettes about and attributes of heroes.
The Presidential Timeline of the 20th Century, created by the National Archives and UT at Austin, reminds us that history is not simply the set of narratives we read in history books, but the experience of creating these stories from the essential evidence contained in primary sources such as a diary or telephone conversation.
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Alexis de Tocqueville's remarkable insights about the U.S. which have endured for more than a century have been recorded with a contemporary tour of the places he and his friend Beaumont visited.
This innovative twist may inspire your students to prepare other contrasting travelers' accounts.
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