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MS Heroes Project: Websites

6th Grade

Superhero Searching Tips

Bitmoji ImageWhen using these websites, databases, or search engines, be sure to look for life achievements.  Good words to look for in the articles are profile, biography, life, and career. If you have to type your person's name into a search bar, be sure it is spelled correctly!


My Hero:  Read about all different types of heroes.  Search the specific category or the entire site for information on a hero. shares true stories of notable people.  These people are not necessarily heroes, but have made an impact in the world whether it was culturally, politically, or spiritually. 

The First Ladies:  Information about the First Ladies of the United States.


Presidents of the United States:  In this resource you will find background information, election results, cabinet members, presidency highlights, and some odd facts on each of the presidents. Links to biographies, historical documents, audio and video files, and other presidential sites also are included to enrich this site.

Encyclopedia Britannica Bios: Britannica is the world-wide leader at the forefront of the information revolution for 250 years. 


Garden of Praise: Biographies of over 100 famous leaders including artists, patriots, poets, and presidents. Get an idea of what your hero looked like.
Mr. Nussbaum's Website: These biographies give a reference and starting point for students to get to know their hero.  Use this as a guide to create a plan for research.        

Search Englines

Kiddle lets you search like you do on Google - only safer.

Ducksters has many famous people listed. Biographies and historical biographies are listed with lists of famous people. Both facts and short bios are included.

Safe Search Kids is powered by Google to deliver strict internet filtering.  


Discover reliable and trusted information on a variety of topics to support middle school student research for government, U.S and world history, geography, literature, sciences, and social issues.  

Learn about people, places, nature, history, and science from videos and eBooks on topics such as American Indians, Ancient Civilizations, Farm to Table, The Civil War, and many more.

Secondary school students will have access to age-appropriate content from magazines, journals, newspapers, reference books, and engaging multi-media covering a wide range of subjects, from science, history, and literature to political science, sports, and environmental studies. 

Elementary students will find age-appropriate content covering a broad range of educational topics such as animals, arts, geography, health, literature, people, social studies, technology, etc. Content is continuously updated and provides interesting and important facts with connections to current and past events.

Gale In Context: Biography is an engaging experience for those seeking contextual information on the world's most influential people. Organized into a user-friendly portal experience, it merges Gale's authoritative reference content with periodicals and multimedia.