[Surfnetkids: 23 Jan 2008] Biographies

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1. Introduction
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3. Weekly Topic: Biographies
4. What Did We Miss? Submit Site or Link To Us
5. Related Games
6. Quote of the Week
7. Classified Ads
8. Subscription Management


#1. January 23, 2008

Barbara J. Feldman
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#3. Biographies

by Barbara J. Feldman
http://www.surfnetkids.com/biographies.htm

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When researching biographies for school reports, it’s important to use a variety of resources. For most non-controversial subjects, I like starting with Wikipedia. ( http://www.wikipedia.org ) After that, I recommend stopping by the following biography sites.

BBC: History: Historic Figures
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/
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From John Adams (second President of the United States) to Georgi Zhukov ( World War II Soviet general), BBC houses an excellent alphabetic archive of biographies. Each biography is illustrated, and includes links to related pages, both onsite and off. New biographies are added monthly. Help them choose their next addition by clicking on “Suggest Historic Figure.” Beyond the biographies, there is always much to enjoy at the BBC site. Don’t miss their History for Kids section.

Biography.com: Bio4Kids
http://www.biography.com/bio4kids/
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Although the children’s television series Bio4Kids is no longer running on the Biography channel, the companion website is still worth visiting. Biographies are found in “Meet the People.” Quizzes, games and videos round out the offering. For more biographies and a teacher’s classroom guide, visit the grownup Biography.com site. The main site also has features such as “Born on This Day” and sections dedicated to U.S. Presidents, Women’s History, Black History and Hispanic Heritage.

Bellington Public Schools: The Biography Maker
http://www.bham.wednet.edu/bio/biomaker.htm
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Chances are if you are a student, you will have to write a biography this year. Where do you start? What should you put in it? This unique site from the Bellington Public Schools takes you by the hand, and shows you how a great biography is made. “A great biography is driven by great questions. Boring questions produce boring answers. Boring answers put readers to sleep. Simple lists of facts are a bit like dry cereal . . .no milk . . . no fruit . . .no taste!”

… Click to continue Biographies.

#4. What Did We Miss? Submit or Link To Us

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