Time for Kids and Learn NC both offer biography templates, printable forms and online biography resources for students and teachers. Time for Kids is a source aimed at students, while Learn NC's material is aimed at teachers. Learn NC provides biography templates and lesson plans for multiple grade levels, while Time for Kids provides a single resource intended for younger students.
Time for Kids maintains a biography guide as part of its homework-help website. This guide includes a sample paper, an online template wizard and a printable biography organizer sheet. It also provides an interactive online checklist to ensure that students include all necessary elements. Grammar help and general writing tips are also available.
Learn NC's biography curriculum is designed to teach students how to write biographies. It provides two different lesson plans: one for elementary-school teachers and one for middle-school teachers. Both resources are aimed at English, language-arts and information-skills teachers, and include teaching materials for researching, writing a biography and creating a bibliography. Learn NC includes lessons on brainstorming, outlining, note-taking and revision.
While this curriculum is intended for teachers, it is applicable to students as well. It outlines clear steps on how to choose a topic and take notes, provides a basic template that includes an outline, and provides a printable question log for organizing notes.