To review the accomplishments of famous people in world history.
1 and 1/2 class periods
In this lesson, class members read through 61 descriptions of famous people in world history (arranged into the following sections) and must determine who is being described. In each section, the individuals being described are shown in a list for students to choose from.
Menes, Tutankhamon, Siddhartha, Gautama, Confucius, Hammurabi
Ancient Greece and Rome
Hannibal Euclid, Augustus, Hippocrates, Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Pericles, Aristotle, Homer
The Middle Ages in Europe
Jesus, Paul, Joan of Arc, Muhammad
The Middle Ages in Asia, Africa, and the Americas
Genghis Khan, Akbar, Mansa Musa
Europe in Transition
Anton van Leeuwenhoek, Johannes Gutenberg, Isaac Newton, Ivan the Terrible, Nicolaus Copernicus, Martin Luther, Philip II, John Smith, Christopher Columbus, Niccolo Machiavelli, Galileo, Leif Ericsson, William Shakespeare, Leonardo da Vinci, Louis XIV, Peter the Great, Desiderius Erasmus, Andreas Vesalius, Marco Polo, Michelangelo
Revolution, Industrialization, and Reform
Albert Einstein, Napoleon Bonaparte, Sigmund Freud, Charles Darwin, Robespierre, George Washington, Louis XVI, Patrick Henry, Louis Pasteur, Prince Metternich, Edward Jenner, Otto von Bismarck
The World at War
Benito Mussolini, Adolf Hitler, Franz Ferdinand, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Nicolai Lenin, John F. Kennedy, Matthew C. Perry
I have students work on the lesson during the period and announce answers at the beginning of the next day’s class.
Teacher Instructions and answer key included.