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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.
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.
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.
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. 
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 famous Americans. In this American history and research lesson, students choose a famous American to research, collect information from a variety of sources, and create a related PowerPoint presentation.
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.
Second graders answer questions in teams about famous Americans. In this famous Americans lesson plan, 2nd graders answer famous Americans questions to review for an upcoming test.
When we talk about the history of the United States we can highlight lesson plans on famous American immigrants.
Students research the viewpoints of famous Americans, and then write commencement speeches reflecting these viewpoints to be delivered to high school graduates of today.
Third graders culminate a unit study on famous Americans. They complete a written report and bio-cube on the person they chose. Students present their studies via a multimedia Microsoft PowerPoint to their classmates.
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.
First graders locate the biography section of the library. They identify five famous Americans and know why they're famous. Students complete a Power Point presentation on the famous Americans they researched.
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.
Students create a wax museum of famous Americans. In this research skills lesson plan, 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.
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.
Young scholars 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. Books are presented to the school library.
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.
Young scholars 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.
Third graders look at how Thurgood Marshall and  Abraham Lincoln contributed to American life today. For this famous Americans lesson, 3rd graders look at pictures related to Marshall and Lincoln's life, they compare them, using a Venn Diagram.

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