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51 resources with the keyterm historical figures

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Straight to the Source

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Research famous figures from history through the primary sources they created! Explore how these types of documents can enrich our study of the past with your middle and high school learners. They create picture books to illustrate...
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Interviewing Famous Leaders in History

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Learners explore historical figures. In this history/research lesson, students use a variety of research materials to learn about the historical figure of their choice. Learners write questions and responses as if they were interviewing...
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The Who's Who of Quantum Physics

For Teachers 9th - 12th
This wonderful recap of powerful figures in scientific history includes pictures, important dates, and the information about their inventions or impact. Atomic structure and the photoelectric effect are introduced. The first slide gives...
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George Washington's Trunk

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students learn and explore the life of George Washington. In this learning about presidents lesson, students discuss background information about George Washington, explore the Mount Vernon website and print out paintings of George...
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Pastel Scratch Portrait

For Teachers 2nd - 10th
A great cross-curricular project for any art classroom, this activity encourages young artists to consider color, pattern, texture, shape and line in their depiction of a historical figure. After researching a historical figure of their...
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U.S. History: Civil War Flash Cards

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders create flash cards of the leading historical figures of the Civil War. Using media center resources, they laminate their selections and use them to learn their names and faces and as review materials for a test. Along with...
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Social Studies: Biographical Guide

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders create a class Powerpoint presentation of historical figures. They each research six names for their assigned alphabet letter and include a thumbnail sketch for the persons. Students present the finished project to other...
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Sunken Millions for People in our Past

For Teachers 5th
This multiple choice review covers famous historical figures from all walks of life.  each slide has a scoring set up in the corner which assumes two teams and allows for hints and lifelines etc. but it is not clear how to use this...
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For Teachers 4th - 6th
Epitaphs are an excellent structure for writing facts about historical figures from the Revolutionary War. Inscribing these facts on a gray sheet of construction paper cut into the shape of a tombstone creates interest. Adding pictures...
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"Oh, Kingdom in the Sky"

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students write a poem. In this historical figures lesson, students learn about Mary Ann Camp, read an interview, read vignettes about life in her host countries and read her poem "Oh, Kingdom in the Sky." Students answer questions about...
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The Star-Spangled Banner

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Get your kids moving as they learn about the history of the United States National Anthem. Scholars examine the War of 1812, Francis Scott Key, and the meaning behind The Star Spangled Banner as they listen to an 18-minute...
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Famous People in History

For Teachers 6th - 8th
This is an introduction intended for grades 6-8 that focuses on famous people. It begins by asking learners to think about what makes a person famous. It shows various individuals in recent decades that have been considered famous, then...
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Hello, I Am Deborah Sampson

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders research a historical figure from the Revolutionary War, dress as that person, and present information on that person. In this Revolutionary War lesson plan, 5th graders are videotaped as they present to the class.
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Famous Person - Who Am I?

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Students have an important historical figure on a card on their back and by giving them clues, students have to determine who they are. In this historical figure lesson plan, students compete to find out who they are first. 
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Round Rock

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Learners create a poster showcasing an African-American historical figure. In this Social Studies lesson, students research an important African-American historical figure for a biographical poster. Learners include dates and interesting...
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Life in a Box: The First Five Presidents

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders research the life and accomplishments of the first five presidents. In this historical figures lesson, 6th graders explore primary sources available from the Library of Congress regarding the lives of the first...
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Sort It Out - Civil War, People, Places, and Events

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders examine community support during the Civil War. In this American Civil War lesson, 6th graders investigate multimedia sources in order to examine the impact of the war. Links are provided to Library of Congress primary...
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George Washington Carver

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students learn and research the life of George Washington Carver.  For this historical figures lesson, students read a book on George Washington Carver, discuss his character and the challenges he faced in becoming a botanist.  Students...
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What Do You Know About.....?

For Teachers K - 3rd
Young scholars discover biographies and study a historically famous person.  In this World history lesson, students research a man or woman that had an important impact on history.  Young scholars write a short biography of their chosen...
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The Journey to Civil Rights

For Teachers K - 1st
Students explore Civil Rights. In this Civil Rights lesson, students read about Ruby Bridges and define the words segregation and supremacy. Students make a timeline of important events in Civil Rights and write a paragraph about why the...
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Historical Figure: A Monologue

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders develop their speaking skills. In this monologue lesson plan, 4th graders watch their instructors model a monologue regarding Abraham Lincoln. Students apply these skills as they research a historical figure from their...
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Designing the New Silver Dollar

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Learners create a design for a silver dollar based on a historical figure. In this historical lesson, students choose a person who impacted history to memorialize in a custom designed silver dollar. In addition, learners will create a...
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Famous Historical Figures

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders, while working in the computer lab and the library, are introduced to a variety of resources to locate information about a historical figure. They interact with Kidspiration and Microsoft Word and work in teams of two to...
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Lord of the Rings: The Quest is Achieved

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Young scholars analyze what makes a hero in The Lord of the Rings, Book Six. They discuss the characters and the aspects of their behaviors that make them heroes and write essays regarding the climax and heroic gestures of a character....