With a focus on the character, as well as the accomplishments, of these people who have done great things with their lives, readers will find they can relate to many different aspects of these biographies! Short (approximately 2-page) biographical sketches present a quick look at the innovation and courage many had, profiling what they are remembered for today, and providing insights into their motivations. Critical thinking activities include sequencing of events and true/false questions; maps help students to see where events took place; and timelines provide an overview of particular time periods. An activity extends the lesson, and various games (crosswords, word scramble, etc.) provide a fun way to remember the important part of each biography. Read about everyone from Marco Polo to John Smith to Handel to Sacagawea to Francois Millet! 20 profiles; 203 pages, softcover, answer key included. Grades 3-5. Volume 1.