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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. This is a great social studies plan for preparing any third, fourth, or fifth grader for all future US history lessons.
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.
Students gather facts about important American historical figures and the events that made them important during guided reading. In this Famous Americans lesson plan, students use strategies from the writer's workshop to utilize the facts they have collected and write a big book. Books are presented to the school library.
Second graders play a memory game. For this famous Americans lesson, 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.
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. Analysis of best practices and technology integration articles are included to further support the teacher of this lesson.
Students investigate U.S. history by researching Abraham Lincoln's achievements. In this Presidential biography lesson, students practice writing letters and stories explaining the accomplishments of President Lincoln during his tenure. Students collaborate in groups to present information about the Emancipation Proclamation and Slavery.
Second graders explore equality by researching a famous American. In this black history lesson plan, 2nd graders identify individuals who fought for Civil Rights and research them using their computers and the library. Students write a report on an individual and identify his or her characteristics and belief in equality.
Fourth graders research the important people of the American Revolutionary War. In this social studies/US history lesson, 4th graders discover the important people in the American Revolutionary War by researching them and viewing a slideshow. Additionally, students are broken into small groups to research their assigned person and create a class book on famous Americans during the American Revolutionary War.
Learners explore and describe notable Americans. In this famous Americans lesson, students discover the accomplishments of these Americans. Learners use photos with descriptions of why they were famous writtten on the back. Students use these photos to play concentration.
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.
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. Analysis of best practices and technology integration articles are included to further support the teacher of this lesson.