Second Grade Famous American Biography Project

The handout and grading rubric are available to download here:

Second Grade Famous American Biography Project

Second Grade Famous American Biography Project Rubric – Grade 2

Second Grade Famous American Biography Project

Second grade students will be creating a poster representing a famous American in history. Your student will be asked to make the project “come alive” by decorating a poster board to look like their famous American and presenting their project through a hole in the poster so they look like the person.


Information on the poster must include who (large title on top), when, place of birth, and major contribution. Why is this person important and a famous American? You can also include family information, hobbies, education, death and cause if known. Points are given for following directions and creativity.

Please have your child practice what they will be presenting to the class. They will not be able to read from the board. They must introduce their Famous American and explain why they are important.

Poster and presentation are due: Friday, April 26th, 2019. 

Thank you,

Second Grade Teachers

List of Famous Americans

*This is a list for ideas, you may pick someone who is not on this list as long as they are a famous American.

Presidents of the United States

John Adams

Andrew Jackson

Thomas Jefferson

John F. Kennedy

James Madison

James Monroe

Barack Obama

Ronald Reagan

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt

American Patriots

Benjamin Franklin

Francis Scott Key

Paul Revere

Women who made a difference

Susan B. Anthony

Clara Barton

Amelia Earhart

Helen Keller

Eleanor Roosevelt

Harriet Tubman

Annie Oakley


Noah Webster

Christa McAuliffe

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Cynthia Rylant


Ansel Adams

John James Audubon

Gutzon Borglum

Georgia O’Keeffe

Grandma Moses


George Washington Carver


Walter Reed


Alexander Graham Bell

Thomas A. Edison

Henry Ford

Cyrus McCormick

Garrett Morgan

The Wright Brothers

Civil Rights Leaders  

Rosa Parks

Sojourner Truth

Ruby Bridges

Martin Luther King, Jr.


Wilma Rudolph

Jackie Robinson

Lou Gehrig

Babe Ruth

Jesse Owens

Other Americans

“Johnny Appleseed”

Milton Hershey

Walt Disney

Ray Kroc

Abner Doubleday

Neil Armstrong

John Glenn

Native Americans




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