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Reading and Writing for Understanding: Booker T. and Langston Hughes

For Teachers K - 5th
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...
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Legendary Life Cycles

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Upper elementary historians research a legendary person who had an impact in the the history of the United States. Learners research the life of their person of choice, and construct a legendary timeline using computer software which...
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Using an Electronic Organizer as a Pre-Writing Activity about Lincoln and King

For Teachers 5th
The use of an electronic graphic organizer is the focus of this technology lesson. Pupils read poems about Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King, Jr. Then, they compare and contrast the two men by utilizing a Venn Diagram that has been...
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American Studies

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
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...
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I Can Be Whomever I Wish

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Famous people who have overcome obstacles are the focus of this language arts and social studies lesson. Pupils are introduced to the concept that they have the ability to overcome obstacles in life. They read selections embedded in the...
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Jackie Robinson

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders research the life of Jackie Robinson. In this famous American lesson, 2nd graders get pictures of Jackie Robinson with information about his life. They use this information to create a brief presentation for their...
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American Biography: Math Jeopardy

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders combine math and social studies skills to learn about famous Americans. In this primary source analysis lesson plan, 4th graders analyze historical photographs and documents as they play American Biography Math Jeopardy.
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May 20, 1927 - Charles Lindbergh

For Students 7th - 8th
In this writing prompt worksheet, students learn that May 20, 1927 was the day Charles Lindbergh became the first to fly across the Atlantic Ocean alone. Students write about the bravest thing they have ever done and then explain why the...
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Famous People: Student Worksheet

For Students 6th - 9th
Older learners consider a list of famous people, and they fill in two columns; one in which they guess the celebrities' ages, and another where they look up their actual age.  They construct a graph by assigning one of the columns the x...
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Biography WebQuest

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students complete a WebQuest in order to study significant individuals from America's history.
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Matching: Famous Americans and their Achievements

For Teachers 3rd
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...
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Contributions of Famous Americans: Thurgood Marshall

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders investigate a mysterious famous American. In this Thurgood Marshall lesson plan, 3rd graders analyze primary sources available from the Library of Congress featuring Marshall and conduct further research to determine who...
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"I Am" Poem

For Students 5th - 6th
In this poetry writing worksheet, students use the model provided to write an "I Am" poem about a famous American. Students research to learn about the person before following the model poem.
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Benjamin Franklin

For Students 8th - 12th
In this online interactive history quiz activity, students respond to 52 multiple choice questions about the accomplishments of Benjamin Franklin. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Martin Luthere King Jr.

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students explore Martin Luther King Jr.  In this U.S. history lesson, students identify contributions Martin Luther King Jr. made to our society after listening to and viewing a variety of material.  Students complete an informational...
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Official Statements

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Young scholars research the viewpoints of famous Americans, and then write commencement speeches reflecting these viewpoints to be delivered to high school graduates of today.
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Famous Americans

For Teachers 3rd
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...
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Famous African Americans

For Teachers 3rd
What makes a person famous? In order to learn more about notable African Americans students will conduct Internet research to collect data on a chosen African American leader. They will use their findings to create a bio-cube where each...
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Road to the Revolution

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore U.S. history by creating a class presentation. In this American Revolution lesson, 5th graders view images of the famous men who fought for freedom at the beginning of the Revolutionary War. Students utilize the...
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Creating a Life in a Box

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders view primary documents and identify an important figure.  In this national figures lesson, 5th graders are given primary source material from various famous Americans to find what makes them important to the nation. ...
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Famous Americans

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
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...
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Famous Americans Concentration Game

For Teachers 2nd
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...
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People From American History

For Students 4th
For this social studies worksheet, 4th graders will gain an understanding of nine famous Americans and their accomplishments to society. Students will complete nine fill in the blank statements about each individual.
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Rosa Parks

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students read a biographical story about Rosa Parks. Students answer 4 questions and then summarize the story.