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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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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 Americans

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Students explore and describe notable Americans. In this famous Americans activity, students discover the accomplishments of these Americans. Students use photos with descriptions of why they were famous writtten on the back. Students...
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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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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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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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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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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 Concentration Game for First Graders

For Teachers Pre-K
Students discuss who famous Americans are. For 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...
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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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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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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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Famous Americans

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Pupils use the Internet to research a famous American. They complete an outline and are graded based on a rubric given to them. They also present their information to the class and write a report.
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Famous Americans Book Project

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students 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...
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Famous Americans Presentation

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders research a famous American; then do a presentation using Hyper-Studio, ClarisWorks or Power-Point.
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Jackie Robinson

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders research the life of Jackie Robinson. For 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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People From American History

For Students 4th
In 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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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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Bringing Historical Figures Alive

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Young scholars research a famous American from a specific era.  In this American history lesson, students choose a famous person from a time period chosen by the teacher, write a short report, prepare a speech, plan a PowerPoint...
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Mapping Your Identity: A Back-To-School Ice Breaker

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Identify the unique personal attributes of your class members. Begin by viewing the Visual Thesaurus and discussing displayed attributes associated with famous American leaders. Using these identity maps as models, pupils generate nouns...
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Energy Jeopardy

For Teachers 5th - 9th
While science Jeopardy games are a dime-a-dozen, this one has some pretty unique categories that are still relevant to a middle school physical science curriculum. The topics include: leading nations, famous Americans (who invented...
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What's in a Biography?

For Teachers 5th Standards
Reinforce research skills, close reading, teamwork, and biographical writing skills with one collaborative lesson. Groups create slide shows detailing the elements of a biography through a presentation on a famous American person. Based...
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Reading the Biography

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Young scholars explore the lives of famous Americans. In this biography activity, students read biographies about famous Americans and keep reading journals as they read about setting, main events, and character sketches.

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