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Biographical Songs
Songs For Teaching About Famous People in History

Add some fun to your social studies curriculum by supplementing your lesson plans with songs! 
Whether you need educational music for teaching about explorers, inventors, artists, musicians, scientists, government officials or hereos, you'll find a varied selection below. These Biographical Songs are for children of all ages... and many will also appeal to grown-ups.

* Instrumental or Open-Ended Biographical Songs are available for selected titles.
* Sheet music for Biographical Music is available for selected titles.

Please also see our School Concert Songs that have additional sing-along backing tracks and/or sheet music available for purchase.

These Biographical Songs are available from a variety of albums:

Songs about Explorers and Adventurers
      A Brand New World- Ben Stiefel 
      A Shorter Way To the Indies- Ben Stiefel
      Age of Exploration** – Learning by Song
      Amelia Earhart* – Kathleen Wiley
      Brigham Young– Kathleen Wiley
      Christopher Columbus* – Kathleen Wiley
      Christopher (Kit) Carson- Kathleen Wiley
      Columbus Revisited* – Two of a Kind
      Grateful Henry Tempest- Kathleen Wiley
      Haul Away Henry Hudson– Skip West
      Henry Hudson's Last Letter– Shawna Audet
      Groseilliers and Radisson– Shawna Audet
      Let's Celebrate Columbus Day- Ben Stiefel 
      Lewis and Clark* – Kathleen Wiley
      Until We Live Our Dream (Jackie Cochran)* – Judy Leonard
      Until We Live Our Dream (Matthew Henson)* – Judy Leonard

Songs about Inventors, Innovators & Scientists
      Doctor (Elizabeth Blackwell)– Jonathan Sprout
      E=mc2 (Albert Einstein)– Jonathan Sprout
      Hey Oh, Galileo* – J.P. Taylor
      Thomas Alva Edison* – Kathleen Wiley
      Wouldn’t It Be Great* – Judy Leonard 
      The Wright Brothers* – Kathleen Wiley
      Through The Eyes Of A Child (Walt Disney) – Jonathan Sprout

Famous Artists
      Art, Art, We Love Art! (Famous Artist Rap)* – School Art Theatre Productions
      Henri Matisse– School Art Theatre Productions
      Henri Rousseau– School Art Theatre Productions
      Leonardo da Vinci– School Art Theatre Productions
      Marc Chagall– School Art Theatre Productions
      Michelangelo: His Biography* – School Art Theatre Productions 
      Rembrandt van Rijn– School Art Theatre Productions
      Review Rap of Famous Artists– School Art Theatre Productions
      Vincent van Gogh: His Biography* – School Art Theatre Productions 

Famous Musicians
      BACH, Johann Sebastian - “Minuet in G”** – Sing Your Way to the Classics
      Giuseppe Verdi and La Donna é Mobile from "Rigoletto"**
         – Sing Your Way to the Classics
      PACHELBEL, Johann - “Canon in D”** – Sing Your Way to the Classics

Famous Athletes
      Can't Stop Running (Wilma Rudolph)– Jonathan Sprout
      Hall of Fame (Roberto Clemente)– Jonathan Sprout
      Jesse Owens*– Kathleen Wiley

Government Officials
United States Presidents
      The 43 Presidents Song* – Tim Pacific
      Abe Lincoln* – Sharon Luanne Rivera
      Abraham– Sam Jones 
      Abraham Lincoln* – Kathleen Wiley
      All Across The Land (Abraham Lincoln)– Jonathan Sprout
      George Washington– Andrew C. Germain
      Honest Abe– Linda Brown/Dr. Thomas Moore
      John F. Kennedy* – Sharon Luanne Rivera
      Man in the Arena (Theodore Roosevelt) – Jonathan Sprout
      Teddy Roosevelt* – Kathleen Wiley
      Thomas Jefferson* – Sharon Luanne Rivera
      Washington– Linda Brown/Dr. Thomas Moore
      Washington's Hat– Jonathan Sprout
      What He Wrote (Thomas Jefferson)– Jonathan Sprout

Canadian Prime Ministers

      First Among Equals* – Kim Soleski Ward
      Prime Ministers Are People Too– Shawna Audet

American Heroes
      A Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.– Mary Miche
      Agitate (Frederick Douglass)– Jonathan Sprout
      Aren't I A Woman (Sojourner Truth)– Jonathan Sprout
      Carry On (Susan B. Anthony)– Jonathan Sprout
      Chief Black Hawk and Bishop Kerns– Kathleen Wiley
      Come With Me! (William Penn)– Jonathan Sprout
      Dr. Martin Luther King** – Learning by Song 
      Eleanor (Roosevelt)– Jonathan Sprout
      The Freedom Three (Washington, Lincoln, and M.L. King)– Lauren Mayer 
      Harriet Tubman* – Kathleen Wiley
      Helen Keller– Jonathan Sprout
      Heroes, Heroes, We Love Heroes!*– Sharon Luanne Rivera
      I Have a Dream / This is Our Moment (Dr. MLK)** – Barbara Klaskin Silberg 
      Johnny Appleseed– Intelli-tunes
      The Least That I Could Do (Jane Addams)– Jonathan Sprout
      Martin– Jonathan Sprout
      Martin is Calling*– Vitamin L
      Martin Luther King Jr.* – Sharon Luanne Rivera
      Martin's Heart*– Vitamin L
      My Name Is Johnny Appleseed– Sam Jones
      Patrick Henry*– Kathleen Wiley
      Rise Up: Martin Luther King Day* – Jack Hartmann
      Rosa Parks– Andy Glockenspiel 
      Rosa Rosa, Roll On!** – Marla Lewis 
      Sacajawea– Kathleen Wiley
      Sí, Se Puede/You Can Do It! (Cesar Chavez)* – Jim Rule
      Squanto* – Kathleen Wiley
      Stand Up for Your Beliefs– Jennifer Fixman
      Unstoppable (Julliet Gordon "Daisy" Low)– Jonathan Sprout

Biographical Musical Plays
      Martin Luther King, Jr. (10 Minute Mini)* Ron Fink and John Heath
      Rappin Clappin Singin 'bout Art Play - Vol. 1* School Art Theatre Productions

* Instrumental or Open-Ended Biographical Songs are available for selected titles.
* Sheet music for Biographical Music is available for selected titles.

Please also see our School Concert Songs that have additional sing-along backing tracks and/or sheet music available for purchase.

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