Step into a time machine! Since a person's ideas are shaped by their upbringing, it is important to teach students about the time periods when important people were growing up. This bundle could be used to introduce the childhoods of:
1745: Paul Revere, George Washington, John Adams, Daniel Boone, Benedict Arnold, Thomas Paine, Abigail Adams, or Martha Washington
18:00: John Tyler, Davy Crocket, James Buchanan, James Polk, Sam Houston, Cornelius Vanderbilt, or Samuel Morse
1830: Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Hariett Beecher Stowe, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, General Sherman, Walt Whitman, or Abraham Lincoln.
1880: Mary McLeod Bethune
1900: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt
1920: Thurgood Marshall and Lyndon B. Johnson
1940: Cesar Chavez
These help to give students real life connections that they don't always understand in our current world, such as a lack of technology and the difference in gender roles, as well as important events going on during that time. Let your students step into the time machine and experience American History in a way they are sure to remember.
Created by Heidi Raki of Raki's Rad Resources.