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Famous American Research Project

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd Standards
Designed specifically for lower elementary pupils, this is a great biographical research project in which students research a famous American, and then design creative poster boards to help them "become" the famous American they have...
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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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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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My Famous American

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
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...
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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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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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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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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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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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Comparing Famous Americans

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
How are Martin Luther King Jr. and Susan B. Anthony similar?  Elementary learners compare and contrast the lives of these two American greats using a Venn diagram. They make timelines about their lives and write paragraphs about their...
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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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Lesson Plans About Famous American Immigrants

For Teachers 4th - 6th
When we talk about the history of the United States we can highlight lesson plans on famous American immigrants.
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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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Famous Americans

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
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.
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Famous Americans "Come Alive"

For Teachers 1st
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.
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Famous Americans Concentration Game for First Graders

For Teachers Pre-K
Students discuss who famous Americans are. In this social science instructional activity, students use photos of the famous Americans to play a concentration or memory game. Students have fun playing the game, but also reinforce what...
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Famous Americans

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students create a wax museum of famous Americans. In this research skills lesson, students read biographies of selected Americans and conduct additional research. Students dress as the famous Americans they researched and present their...
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Famous Americans, Events, and Places Matching Game

For Teachers K
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...
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June 8, 1867 - Frank Lloyd Wright

For Students 7th - 8th
In this writing prompt learning exercise, learners learn that June 8, 1867 was the birthday of famous American, Frank Lloyd Wright. Students learn about Wright as a famous architect and then write about what their dream house would look...
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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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Cemetery of Famous Americans

For Teachers 6th - 8th
In a fun and easy-to-digitize lesson, kids research famous Americans in history and create epitaphs for them. They share their creations during a brief presentation. Consider creating an online cemetery using Pinterest; each class, or...
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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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Contributions of Famous Americans; Abraham Lincoln

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
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....

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