Biography Project Resources





 Melissa High School American History

Contact Ms. Kaiser



The Task

The People

The assignment handout

Word document with directions

Marcus Garvey

Claude McKay

Carl Sandburg

Ernest Hemingway

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Langston Hughes

Charles Lindbergh

Charles G. Dawes

Charles Evans Hughes

Warren G. Harding

John T. Scopes

Babe Ruth

Louis Armstrong

Duke Ellington

Calvin Coolidge

Andrew Mellon

Herbert Hoover

Walt Disney

John Steinbeck

William Faulkner

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt

Hugh Johnson

Huey Long

Dr. Francis Townsend

Francis Perkins

John Maynard Keynes

Benito Mussolini

Vladimir Lenin

Joseph Stalin

Adolph Hitler

Winston Churchill

Neville Chamberlain

Herschel Grynszpan

Anne Frank

Benjamin O. Davis

Chester Nimitz

Douglas MacArthur

George Patton

James Doolittle

Harry S Truman

Mao Zedong

J. Edgar Hoover

Julius Rosenberg

Ethel Rosenberg

Joseph R. McCarthy

John Foster Dulles

Nikita Khrushchev

Strom Thurmond

Ed Sullivan

Alan Freed

Elvis Presley




Gale Student Resource Center Gold

See Mrs. Niche for the password

Ebsco: Student Resource Center Gold

Salem History

See Mrs. Niche for the password. Click the “People” tab.



Encyclopedia Britannica

Search for your person

Encyclopedia Smithsonian

Search for your person


Web Sites

Infoplease Biographies The web site for the Biography Channel




Search the MHS library catalog. Biographies are in the bookcase nearest the tables.



The Biographical Dictionary

It’s a wiki like Wikipedia but is well regarded for accuracy.

Distinguished Women of Past and Present

Gallery of Achievers