Biographies: A Glimpse into People and History

Biographies
History has always fascinated me. I wasn’t ever good at it in school because I couldn’t memorize the dates well, but I sure could tell the stories! Now that I am teaching my own children, I’ve been trying to figure out ways to teach history without really “teaching” history. They are young, so knowing the dates and specifics of wars and battles aren’t a focus. But the people! Oh, to have heroes of character! What a joy it is to have discussions with my 6 year old son about the character traits, and character flaws, of real people!
Bible study is a large part of our homeschool. I am a Bible teacher and so I focus on the historical aspects of the scriptures quite a bit. But I also want to teach how history fits into the scriptures and how the Truth has changed people and cultures throughout the decades. And so we read a lot of Biographies. Here are some of my favorite children’s biography series. Some of these you can find at your local library, some you might need to find online or at your church library.

Biographies for younger children:

Little Lights Biographies
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Heroes for Young Readers
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ValueTales by Spencer Johnson
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A Picture Book of… by David Adler
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Biographies for older children:

Trailblazer Books
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Men/Women of Faith Series
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Video Biographies:

The Torchlighters: Heroes of the Faith with free student/teacher downloads
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Animated Hero Classics with activity books
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I hope you have found some wonderful resources to use in your homeschool. And be sure to look through Homeschool Share for unit helps and lapbooks, such as Women in History, that might correspond with a certain time in history, or a biography! Enjoy!!

What is the name of your favorite historical person?

businesscardheadshotAnne Marie is an Austenite and the author of the blog Future.Flying.Saucers. She is a southern belle who is married to her Mr. Darcy. They have three of the silliest children in South Carolina. Anne Marie has a passion for Bible study and teaching the Word to adults and children. On Wednesday nights you will find her teaching Biblical concepts to Awana clubs at her church. All of her Awana and Bible lessons can be found for FREE on her blog. You can also find her on Facebook and Pinterest.

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