Samuel Morse Biography Reading Passage: Inventors Interactive Notebook Activity

Samuel Morse Biography Reading Passage:  Inventors Interactive Notebook Activity
Samuel Morse Biography Reading Passage:  Inventors Interactive Notebook Activity
Samuel Morse Biography Reading Passage:  Inventors Interactive Notebook Activity
Samuel Morse Biography Reading Passage:  Inventors Interactive Notebook Activity
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Samuel Morse: Are you studying inventors and inventions, more specifically, are you studying Samuel Morse? Do you love interactive notebooks? If so, this passage and interactive notebook flippable activity will work perfectly for you.

Why do I think you will love my passages? I work very hard to research the information. I try to include a lot of info. and not leave gaps in history like some textbooks do. I try to write passages on one topic, so that it is easier for upper elementary to digest. I have been told I have a writing style that makes the topics easy to learn. I have taught the information for twenty years, PLUS... a bonus is that I confer with my husband who has taught US History for nearly twenty five years and has a Master's degree in US History. I can assure you that we make a great team when it comes to US History!


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This passage covers details about Samuel Morse, and it touches on the following: his childhood, family being educated and prominent, his desire to become an artist but his parents wanting him to have a different career, his schooling at Yale, his interest in electricity, work and travels as an artist, marriage and the death of his wife, what prompted him to begin thinking about long distance communication, his travels to Europe and seeing how they communicated long distances, conversations on a ship that led to him devising a plan to create the single wire telegraph using a code, and more!

This passage will work as a reading or social studies lesson. It can be used to introduce Samuel Morse or even to review details about his life before test time.


The passage is copied as a booklet style, meaning you will print on the front and back of one page. Students will then fold the one page booklet, so that there is a cute cover. When they open it up, they find the passage on the inside. It will glue perfectly inside their notebook.

Once the passage is glued in their notebook, they can glue the flippable in the notebook. The flippable has 5 questions that go along with the passage.


Samuel Morse can be covered in the Georgia social studies standards as part of inventions and inventors. This passage was written with 4th-5th graders in mind, but it could be used with students beyond that grade, as well. Even if you are not a teacher in Georgia though, it will work perfectly, as they are non-fiction and don’t include anything specific to the state of Georgia.



Please... if you ever notice anything in my passages that needs to be corrected, such as factual information, please send me a message before you rate the product. I do my best to research thoroughly and provide historical facts. I can look back over and have a new copy uploaded fairly quickly.

Also, if you notice typos or anything else, that is appreciated too. Even with several sets of eyes looking over my work, at times a word can be missed. Thanks so much ahead of time.


I appreciate each and every person that supports my love of creating fun activities.


Inventors and their Inventions Biography Passages:

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Thomas Edison

George Washington Carver

The Wright Brothers

Alexander Graham Bell

Henry Ford

Milton Hershey

Samuel Morse

Eli Whitney


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