William Shakespeare and Martin Luther. Two very different men with two very different purposes in life. I've introduced both of them to my children in our study of the Renaissance & Reformation. They are our read-alouds for this unit.
Leonardo DiVinci, John Bunyan, and Johann Gutenburg - these are the men my children are reading about on their own during this unit. Each is reading a different biography and they will inform the rest of us on their character in a report they will read during our end of unit celebration.
Have I ever mention how much I love unit studies?!:)