A rich biography about the life of Founding Father, Alexander Hamilton. Includes comprehension questions, activities, graphic organizer that emphasizes important words and facts. Addresses core standards.
This carefully crafted biography of an important Founding Father, Alexander Hamilton, is perfect for 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students. Students will engage in comprehension activities such using text evidence, context clues, making inferences, answering literal questions. The rich biography and questioning strategies help students improve important reading comprehension skills. Full answer key and graphic organizer are included.
The article is written on 5th grade reading level (10 and 11 years old) but can be used with younger or older kids as determined by their skill level. The activities are great for whole group, small group, individuals, centers, and homework applications. Pages in the packet can be printed either in color or grayscale with good results. These activities are effective as a homeschool or summer reading resource.
Questions and Topics Addressed in this Resource
Alexander Hamilton was a soldier, war advisor, and Founding Father of the United States. This article takes kids on a short journey through Alexander Hamilton's life. It covers his birth on a Caribbean island in 1755 and through his rough childhood. Hamilton lost his parents when very young and was raised by cousin who also tragically died. Hamilton was self-taught and self-raised. He was a mathematical genius and starting working as a clerk at age 14. People noticed his ability and raised money for him to go to college in New York at age 17. He became involved in politics and showed amazing leadership ability. He became a war advisor to General George Washington and led and won battles. Washington was very impressed with his ideas on government. After the war, Hamilton became a skilled lawyer. He was elected to the Confederation Congress. He believed in a strong central government and was instrumental in getting the Constitution ratified. When George Washington became president, he appointed Alexander Hamilton as the Secretary of the Treasury. It was Hamilton's vision and economic skill that helped make the United States an economic and trading power of the world.
Each Founding Father packet in the series can be purchased separately. (See the links below). However, the bundle of all five sets will save over 30% from the individual prices.
Founding Fathers Bundle - All Five Sets
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