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The Liberty Bell

For Teachers 5th - 6th
An image of the Liberty Bell is slowly uncovered as you flip through each slide in this PowerPoint. Tip: Use this as a template to show other famous American symbols.
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The Prince and the Pauper

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Mark Twain, the famous American author, is often studied in the school system. Use "The Prince and the Pauper" to analyze the differences between the text and its video version.  This lesson includes several culminating project ideas for...
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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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Immigrants Who Built America

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students research the lives of ten famous immigrant Americans. They conduct research, and match names with the accomplishments of famous immigrants on a worksheet.
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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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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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Jeopardy: American Landmarks

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Through this Jeopardy format, students answer questions relating to famous American landmarks. This presentation could be used with first and second graders, if they were guided through the experience, and with upper elementary learners...
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America's Great Disasters

For Teachers 8th - 11th
The most famous American disasters - natural and otherwise - of the late 19th and early 20th century are the focus of this presentation. Detailing the 1865 sinking of the USS Saldana, the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, and the Influenza...
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Powerful Portraits

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Students research and study the career and work of famous American portraitist John Singer Sargent. They collect images of people wearing clothing suitable for their career or hobby and identify postures and gestures connected to them....
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Uncle Sam

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Can your students recognize Uncle Sam? No, not their uncle that lives up north, but the famous American symbol in red, white, and blue? As you flip through each slide in this PowerPoint, an image of Uncle Sam is slowly uncovered. See how...
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Official Statements

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Students 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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Create a Hero Trophy

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students research and read about the lives of some famous American heroes. They examine the qualities that make or made these people heroes and how the time period they lived in influenced their images as heroes.
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Investigating Langston Hughes

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders read and appreciate the writing of great American Authors. use technology to garner information about famous American authors. They have selected sites to explore. The information they save be used for a future Powerpoint.
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George Washington Paper - Narrow Ruled

For Teachers 4th - 5th
In this famous Americans essay paper students see a portrait of George Washington. Beneath the portrait, students write an essay on ruled lines that are narrow for older students.
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Making Inferences about Problem and Solution

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students use unfamiliar objects to make inferences. In this making inferences lesson plan, students make guesses about what an item does. Students brainstorm together and make lists of ideas and write them on index cards. The teacher...
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Famous Women in American History: Rose Freedman

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders read about Rose Freedman, a famous American woman. In this famous women in American history instructional activity, 4th graders read a story about Rose Freedman, answer comprehension questions, and complete an associated...
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History of Aaron Copland

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders study the history of Aaron Copland, the famous American composer. They dance to the song Hoe-Down composed by Aaron Copland.
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Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary

B. Franklin, Printer and the Public Eye

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore U.S. history by researching famous Americans. In this Benjamin Franklin lesson plan, students read portions of a biography about Franklin and identify his position within U.S. politics and as a leader in the battle for...
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Night of the Notables

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students read several biographies of famous Americans and discuss the characteristics of a biography. Students collect biographical information on another person in the class and write a biography. Students research and create a...
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Pioneer America: Legendary Westerners - Can One Person Really Make a Difference?

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders research famous Americans from the Westward Movement and complete an interview. For this Westward Movement lesson, 4th graders work in pairs to research someone who was important during this time period. They prepare and...
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Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary

Learning the Printing Trade

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore U.S. History by reading biographical text in class. In this Benjamin Franklin instructional activity, students read about the famous American's first job and the transition he underwent from printing to politics....
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American Idols

For Teachers 2nd - 7th
Students design a biographical web for a famous American figure. They identify key research questions and organize information as a prewriting strategy. This can be done individually or as a class, depending on your needs and students.
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Incredible Book

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders examine the contributions made by famous Americans during the American Revolution. They conduct research using a variety of resources, and create an informational page in the form of "Incredible Books" to contribute to a...
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Months of the Year In Haiku

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students type Haiku poetry using AppleWorks, including special holidays or events and famous Americans for the month about which they choose to write.

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