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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.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 42 Views 305 Downloads
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
Life in Letters
If you could read the personal diary of any famous person, living or dead, who would it be? Explore the life of an influential American through primary sources such as letters, books, and speeches. The class compiles a biography of this person focusing on the major issues that shaped his or her public life.
9th - 12th Language Arts 5 Views 67 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Famous American Big Books
Learners gather facts about important American historical figures and the events that made them important during guided reading. In this Famous Americans lesson, 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
Famous Americans Concentration Game
Second graders play a memory game. In 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.
2nd Social Studies & History 6 Views 25 Downloads
Matching: Famous Americans and their Achievements
Third graders review American historical figures. In this historical perspectives lesson, 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 7 Views 28 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
My Famous American
Have your kids write about a famous American! Consider having them research an American that's still alive to broaden their knowledge on current events. A writing template is provided. Consider having your older learners use this template to write a three-paragraph essay.
2nd - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 23 Downloads
Remembrance of Things Past
Engage critical and social thinking by exploring the value of language and word choice. The class considers the article "The Silence of the Historic Present" and analyzes several presidential speeches. They engage in class discussion, create posters illustrating the ideas behind famous words, and develop mock speeches.
6th - 12th Language Arts 12 Views 115 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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
Students investigate famous Americans. In this American history and research instructional activity, students choose a famous American to research, collect information from a variety of sources, and create a related PowerPoint presentation.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 16 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
Learners create a wax museum of famous Americans. In this research skills instructional activity, students read biographies of selected Americans and conduct additional research. Learners 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 activity, 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
Reading and Writing for Understanding: Booker T. and Langston Hughes
Explore famous Americans by viewing a slide-show presentation and reading their works. Learners view images of poetry by Langston Hughes and famous writings by Booker T. Washington. They read the book More Than Anything Else, and complete a story analysis worksheet.
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 9 Views 88 Downloads
Students investigate the life of George Washington. In this George Washington lesson plan, students view a slideshow of scenes of Washington's life. Students then look in a box of pictures and choose one. Students then explain which famous American the picture relates to.
2nd - 3rd Social Studies & History 5 Views 35 Downloads