There are 20 quotes all from people mentioned in the Georgia Performance Standards for Social Studies grade five. Each quote is printed on a separate lined piece of paper for students to write a written response to the quote. The guidelines you give for student responses are up to you, and I would suggest modeling several responses so that your students will have a visual representation of your expectations.
This set also comes with the same quotes printed on cards side by side with a set of questions or prompts. Some of the questions would require that the students have additional text about the person in order to respond (I made these with our social studies text in mind). This could be the student textbook, a printable biography about the person, a website, or books from your media center. The cards were made to be cut apart along the middle horizontal line; and then folded along the middle vertical line so that it creates a two flap card that can stand on a desk or table (the quote on the left flap; the questions/vocab/prompts on the right flap). Or, if you desire, you could simply cut all the quote cards apart as prompts for research. Really, your imagination is the limit to make these work successfully in your classroom.
Analyzing quotes and providing text evidence provides students with opportunities for higher level thinking.
Robert E. Lee
Ulysses S. Grant
Alexander Graham Bell
George Washington Carver
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy