Historical Figures Bundle – Famous Americans Social Studies Research Projects


Are you struggling to find age-appropriate materials to teach your students about famous American historical figures? If so, this Historical Figures Bundle with NO PREP print and digital activities is perfect for introducing your young students to many famous Americans such as Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Lewis, Clark and Sacagawea, Theodore Roosevelt, George Washington Carver, Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, and Ruby Bridges! This Historical Figures Bundle will help you teach your first and second-grade students about these famous Americans and works great as a biography project.


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Each resource includes Little books (2 levels), an instructional PowerPoint, or Google Slides can be used to teach your students the facts about each historical figure including their lives, accomplishments, and contributions. Students can review and reflect on what they’ve learned with graphic organizers, crafty fact activities, timelines, writing, and more! This bundle includes both printable and digital activities designed to engage your students making this resource a great biography project or social studies project for your classroom. This NO PREP print and digital Historical Figures Bundle provides you with everything you need to teach the basics about the life and contributions of these famous Americans in a way that suits the needs of all of your students! Teaching students about these important historical figures will be a breeze! Students will be engaged with both digital and printable famous American activities, and you can rest easy knowing that you provided them with a biography project that meets social studies standards!



This Historical Figures Bundle includes the following for each resource:

  • One Zip File containing: PDFs for each version of the print resources AND the LINK to the Digital Google Slides PLUS the PowerPoint Presentation
  • Please note: All resources except for Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson include two versions of all included resources. Each version uses a different clip art set for you to choose from and each version is in a separate PDF for your convenience.
  • Reference Posters or Anchor Charts (choice of two) to use alongside each set of historical figures activities
  • Historical figures instructional PowerPoint presentation
  • Informational Little Book Reader (2 levels of difficulty)
  • Crown of Facts Craftivity
  • Bag of Facts Craftivity
  • Graphic organizers for recording facts about each Historical Figure
  • Flip Facts for an Interactive Historical Figures Journal
  • Giant timeline
  • Biography Project Timeline Worksheets (two options)
  • Long Ago & Today graphic organizer
  • Then and Now Sorting worksheet
  • Positive Character Traits recording sheet
  • Lined paper for informational writing and illustrating (CCSSW1.2 and TEKS 1.12.B)
  • Clip art for students to color and add to their writing makes a great final touch to the research of historical figures
  • Assessment
  • Answer Key
  • MLK Jr. activities vary slightly

This Social Studies Bundle covers the following Georgia Standards:

  • SS1H1a
  • SS1H1b
  • SS1G1a
  • SS1CG1

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Nancy Brown

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