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Biographical Songs

Songs For Teaching About Famous People in History
Biographical Songs

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
Grandma Gatewood – Jeff & Paige
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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