The Animated Hero Classics series on Discovery Streaming is a great way to teach biography in context. These engaging biographies of historically significant people are excellent for students in grades three and up, as they tackle more complex details of the individuals’ lives. Here are a few tips…
1. Find the whole series by searching “animated hero classics” in the search bar of your Discovery Education account.
2. Visit HERE for free cross-curricular materials for all of the series’ episodes.
3. Consider how you can use these videos as a section of text, as defined by ELA Common Core State Standards. All of the elements of comprehension can be applied to these more complex concepts. They make excellent comparative texts and additional resources for research. Students who struggle with reading texts can get immense amounts of information from these videos, and they will practice comprehension and inferencing skills throughout.