This is a booklet I have designed to be used by the teacher and/or students in order to enhance instruction for a unit on People Who Changed America. I have used this unit to help teach that a variety of contributions to different areas of American history have been made by many people of different cultures and backgrounds.
The booklet is designed to be cut in half, stapled into book form, and presented in the following chronological order: Benjamin Franklin, Lewis and Clark (w/Sacagawea), Mark Twain, Thomas Edison, The Wright Brothers, Walt Disney, Jackie Robinson, Cesar Chavez, and Neil Armstrong.
Each American presented in the unit has its own page with illustrations and photos to help with the historical information provided. Pertinent vocabulary is in bold print and highlighted on each page. The file also corresponds to a unit test I have developed to assess students on each person from the booklet. I also have a vocabulary quiz available and am developing a PowerPoint presentation to accompany the unit as well.
I have used this booklet to correspond/supplement various educational videos found through such resources as BrainPOP, BrainPOP Jr., and YouTube.