Hip Hip Hooray for these people that made contributions to our world!
Look at all these famous people and what they did for America!
This packet focuses on:
George Washington Carver
Martin Luther King
Supports Virginia SOLs 2.4 a,b,c,d,e,f,g,h,i,j
Included in this 18 page packet are:
11 POSTERS of each of these famous people with impact on Americans ( 8" x 11 1/2" size) that features their picture, date of birth and death, and the contributions they made
1 two page TIME LINE activity where the famous person pieces are cut and glued in time order on the accompanying paper / One of these famous people pieces is labeled "ME" where the student adds themselves to the time line with the current year's date which will allow the student to see where they relate in time with other famous Americans.
1 two page COMPARE and CONTRAST CRITICAL THINKING activity that asks the student to think about: Which famous American is most like me? On these pages the student selects a famous American from the given list, state why that person is famous, list three reasons how the famous person and the student are alike, one reason how they may be different, and draw and add color to pictures of the famous person and themselves.
1 two page ASSESSMENT to connect the picture and name of the famous person with their contribution / The second page of the assessment ends with a critical thinking question: What do you think? Why do we learn about these people?
Display the poster cards in a timeline on the classroom wall and connect with a ribbon/string to help students understand the time order of when these people lived. This can be combined with other famous Americans throughout US history as sold on my TpT website under Famous Americans - Let's Get This Straight. I found this posted timeline useful in my classroom to help students make time connections between when one person lived either before, at the same time, or after. It was a resource used throughout the school year and as one person (or event) was studied, it was added to the time line. Be sure to have arrows on either end of the ribbon to help with the understanding that time happened before and will continue into the future. Adding a special card with the students' picture and that current year will also help them have a place in history and perhaps encourage them to make a positive contribution to our world today!