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Do you recognize these famous people? Examine the lives of famous Americans like Helen Keller and Thomas Jefferson. To accomplish this, your class will study the contributions made by the famous people listed here. They will identify the pictures of these Americans and explain the importance of the republican form of government.
3rd Social Studies & History 3 Views 92 Downloads
Famous Americans Concentration Game for First Graders
Students discuss who famous Americans are. In this social science lesson, students use photos of the famous Americans to play a concentration or memory game. Students have fun playing the game, but also reinforce what they know about each famous American.
Pre-K Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Famous Americans Concentration Game
Second graders play a memory game. In this famous Americans activity, 2nd graders view posters of famous Americans and review the facts about their lives. Students play a concentration/memory game using the pictures of famous Americans and review the accomplishments of each person as they play.
2nd Social Studies & History 5 Views 25 Downloads
Matching: Famous Americans and their Achievements
Third graders review American historical figures. In this historical perspectives instructional activity, 3rd graders play a game that requires them to recall famous Americans and events where they utilize primary sources available from the Library of Congress.
3rd Social Studies & History 3 Views 15 Downloads
Contributions of Famous Americans: Thurgood Marshall
Third graders investigate a mysterious famous American. In this Thurgood Marshall lesson, 3rd graders analyze primary sources available from the Library of Congress featuring Marshall and conduct further research to determine who the mystery American is and what his accomplishments were.
3rd Social Studies & History 3 Views 26 Downloads
Entitled American Studies, this small unit covers various topics related to the study of the United States. Learners warm up by creating a dictionary of democracy, then dive into three different lessons focused on government, famous Americans, and the Founding Fathers.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 25 Views 293 Downloads
Famous American Big Books
Students gather facts about important American historical figures and the events that made them important during guided reading. In this Famous Americans activity, students use strategies from the writer's workshop to utilize the facts they have collected and write a big book.
Pre-K - 2nd Language Arts 5 Views 19 Downloads
Students explore and describe notable Americans. In this famous Americans lesson, students discover the accomplishments of these Americans. Students use photos with descriptions of why they were famous writtten on the back. Students use these photos to play concentration.
Pre-K - 2nd Social Studies & History 7 Views 18 Downloads
Introduction to Famous Americans
Third graders explore the life of George Washington. In this social studies lesson, 3rd graders view a PowerPoint presentation about George Washington and read a biography. Students sequence the events of Washington's life.
3rd Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
Students create a wax museum of famous Americans. In this research skills lesson, students read biographies of selected Americans and conduct additional research. Students dress as the famous Americans they researched and present their findings to their classmates prior to participating in a wax museum activity.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 17 Downloads
Famous Americans, Events, and Places Matching Game
Students review American historical figures. In this historical perspectives lesson, students play a game that requires them to recall famous Americans and events that utilizes primary sources available from the Library of Congress.
K Social Studies & History 3 Views 15 Downloads
Famous Americans "Come Alive"
Fourth graders are introduced to the Big Six model by showing how it can be used in everyday life, such as where to go on a family vacation. They research Marco Polo. Students then narrow their search to a task definition. Brainstorming begins.
4th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Famous Americans Book Project
Students use digital cameras to record their second grade buddies performance of reading their famous American biographies. They retrieve digital pictures and insert them into the biography of their famous American. They print the completed page, which will be bound into a book for classroom use.
2nd - 4th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
Contributions of Famous Americans: Thurgood Marshall and Abraham Lincoln
Third graders look at how Thurgood Marshall and Abraham Lincoln contributed to American life today. In this famous Americans lesson, 3rd graders look at pictures related to Marshall and Lincoln's life, they compare them, using a Venn Diagram.
3rd Social Studies & History 3 Views 9 Downloads