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									Famous People

         By:
   Marty Flood, Jr.
    Laura Sturey
        Table of Contents
•   Introduction to Unit
•   Content
•   Objectives
•   Activities
•   Evaluation
•   Instructional Resources
        -Teacher References
        -Student References
        -Media References
 Introduction to Unit
        Second Grade
    The goal of this unit is to enable the
students to become more familiar with
some of the people that have made a
difference in our country. This unit will
be completed during the month of
February. This unit will take place in
the classroom for around two week.
              Content
The famous people covered in this unit
  include:
      -George Washington
      -Harriet Tubman
      -Abraham Lincoln
      -Thomas Edison
      -Martin Luther King, Jr.
           Objectives
• Students will identify the people
  discussed in the unit.
• Students will identify why each
  person in the unit is famous.
• Students will relate to their lives
  the accomplishments of the
  famous people.
           Objectives
• Students will understand the
  contributions of the famous people to
  the country.
• Students will utilize a variety of
  resources to consider information from
  a number of events.
• Students will use writing as a tool for
  learning and thinking across the
  curriculum.
          Day One
     George Washington
Introduction
  -The teacher will brainstorm with the
  students their prior knowledge of
  George Washington.
Development
  -Read the book, The Adventures of
  George Washington.
  -Using a pocket chart create a timeline
  of George Washington’s life.
         Day One
    George Washington
• Culminating
                        Click
  Activity              Pictures
                        to return
  -The student’s        to Table
  will create their     of
                        Contents
  own George
  Washington.
           Day Two
        Harriet Tubman
• Introduction
  -The teacher will brainstorm with the
  students their prior knowledge of
  Harriet Tubman.
• Development
  -The students will watch An Animated
  Hero Classics of Harriet Tubman
  (Video).
  -Group discussion about the video
           Day Two
        Harriet Tubman

• Culminating
  Activity
  -Map out the
  routes of Harriet
  Tubman
          Day Three
       Abraham Lincoln
• Introduction
  - The teacher will brainstorm with the
  students their prior knowledge of
  Abraham Lincoln.
• Development
  -Read the book, Abe Lincoln’s Hat
  -Take a virtual tour of Abraham
  Lincoln’s House
  (www.nps.gov/liho/home/home.htm)
          Day Three
       Abraham Lincoln
• Culminating
  Activity
  -The students will
  create an
  illustrated
  timeline of
  Abraham
  Lincoln’s Life.
           Day Four
        Thomas Edison
• Introduction
  -The teacher will brainstorm with the
  students their prior knowledge of
  Thomas Edison.
• Development
  -An Animated Hero Classics of Thomas
  Edison (Video)
  -Group discussion about the video
           Day Four
        Thomas Edison
• Culminating
  Activity
  -The students will
  conduct an
  experiment which
  involves lighting
  a bulb.
          Day Five
   Martin Luther King, Jr.
• Introduction
  - The teacher will brainstorm with the
  students their prior knowledge of Martin
  Luther King, Jr.
• Development
  -Read the book, Thank you, Dr. Martin
  Luther King, Jr.!
  -Student will listen to Martin Luther King’s
  “I have a dream” speech at
  http://www.webcorp.com/civilrights/mlkfr.ht
  m and complete the “I have a dream”
  worksheet.
          Day Five
   Martin Luther King, Jr.
• Culminating Activity
  -Student will write a
  thank you letter to
  Martin Luther King,
  Jr.
  -The teacher will
  send the letters to
  The King Center in
  Georgia.
    Jigsaw Evaluation
• Students will be assigned to groups of
  5 students.
• Each student will get one of the five
  short biographies previously prepared
  by the teacher of the five famous
  people previously discussed. The
  biographies will be of George
  Washington, Harriet Tubman, Abraham
  Lincoln, Thomas Edison, and Martin
  Luther King, Jr.
    Jigsaw Evaluation

• Each student will read the assigned
  material of their famous person.
  Each student then prepares a “Can
  Biography” of their person’s life and
  accomplishments.
• Remember that this is a verbal
  summary or overview and a written
  paper.
   Teacher Resources
George Washington
• http://www.dltk-
  kids.com/usa/mwashington.html
• http://sc94.ameslab.gov/tour/gwash.ht
  ml
• http://www.education-
  world.com/a_lesson/lesson051.shtml
Harriet Tubman
• http://www.qblast.com/harriet_tubman.
  htm
  Teacher Resources
Abraham Lincoln
• http://www.berwickacademy.or
  g/lincoln/timeline.htm
• http://www.proteacher.com/09
  0158.shtml
• www.historyplace.com/lincoln/i
  ndex.html
   Teacher Resources
Thomas Edison
• http://www.qblast.com/thomas_edison.
  htm
• http://www.gardenofpraise.com/ibdedis
  o.htm
Martin Luther King, Jr.
• http://www.holidays.net/mlk/
• http://infozone.imcpl.org/kids_path_mlk
  day.htm#audio
• http://www.thekingcenter.com/tkc/index
  .asp
    Student Resources
George Washington
• http://www.ushistory.org/valleyforge/kid
  s/puzzle2.html
• http://www.georgewashington.si.edu/ki
  ds/portrait.html
Harriet Tubman
• http://www2.lhric.org/pocantico/tubman/
  tubman.html
• http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Hill
  s/6365/jennie.htm
      Student Resources
Abraham Lincoln
• http://www.siec.k12.in.us/~west/proj/lincoln/in
  dex.html
• www.nps.gov/liho/home/home.htm
Thomas Edison
• http://www.surfnetkids.com/games/edison-
  ws.htm
• http://www.kids.net.au/categories/Kids_and_T
  eens__People_and_Society__Biography__In
  ventors__Edison,_Thomas_Alva.php
    Student Resources
Martin Luther King, Jr.
• http://www2.lhric.org/pocantico/taverna/
  98/king.htm
• http://www.jeannepasero.com/mlkdrea
  m.html
    Media Resources
• Book - The Adventures of George
  Washington by Mickie Davidson
• Book - Abe Lincoln’s Hat by
  Martha Brenner
• Book – World Almanac for Kids
• Book –Happy Birthday, Martin
  Luther King by Jean Marzollo
• Book – Encyclopedia for kids
    Media Resources
• Book On Tape - Thank you, Dr. Martin
  Luther King, Jr.! by Eleanora Tate
• Video - An Animated Hero Classics of
  Harriet Tubman
• Video - An Animated Hero Classics of
  President George Washington
• Video - An Animated Hero Classics of
  Thomas Edison
• Video - An Animated Hero Classics of
  President Abraham Lincoln
    Media Resources
• Video – A Great Americans for
  Children Series of Martin Luther King,
  Jr.
• DVD - The Edison adventures
  Multimedia Program Productions by
  Gene McPherson
• Software – Honest Abe Lincoln by
  Nordic
• Software – A man with a Dream by
  Nordic
• Software – The First President –
  George Washington by Nordic
       Media Resources
• CD – “In Search of Freedom, His Most
  memorable speeches” by Universal Special
  Products
• Interactive Website -
  http://www.activitytree.com/activitytree/library/
  was_quiz.shtml
• Interactive Website –
  http://www.lucidcafe.com/library/96jan/king.ht
  ml#related
• Interactive Website –
  http://www.si.edu/lemelson/edison/default.asp
• Interactive Website –
  http://www.windmillworks.com/games/d
  ream.htm
     Media Resources

• Film Strip - GEORGE WASHINGTON AND
  ABRAHAM LINCOLN, from People Behind
  Our Holidays series. Nat'l. Geographic
  production.

								
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