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					Room 17 Power Point
 Presentations about
Famous People from
    Massachusetts
Henry David Thoreau
             Jennie
          Mrs. Thonus
      Grade 3 - MMEHMCPS
• Henry David Thoreau was born in
1817 on July 12 and died in 1862 on
May 6 at age 44.

•His birth house (photo left) was his
grandmother’s farmhouse just
outside of Concord, Massachusetts.

• He lived most of his life in
Concord.
• Picture is of Henry David Thoreau as a
young man.
•He entered college at 16 at Harvard
University.
• He had a good sense of humor. He was
intelligent. He liked to spend time by
himself.
Concord, Massachusetts
             •   Picture from Henry David Thoreau‟s time.

             •    He was a teacher for a little while after
                 getting out of college. He loved young
                 people his whole adult life.

             •   Thoreau was best known as a writer.
•He is best known for writing Walden, Civil
Disobedience, and Cape Cod poems and
stories.
•Henry David Thoreau hated slavery.
• He wanted all people to be free and
treated equally.
• He went to jail for not paying taxes to fund
the Mexican/ American war. This is Civil
Disobedience.
The Wellfleet Penman
Henry David Thoreau at Cape Cod, 1857




        • He spent time on Cape Cod writing about its beaches and
        wild life.
"In warm evenings I frequently sat in
the boat playing the flute,
and saw the perch, which I seem to
have charmed, hovering around
me..."
- Henry David Thoreau

• He loved to be in nature. He was
called a naturalist. He would be called
a conservationist today.

•He sat in a boat on warm nights
watching herring and perch.
•Thoreau said after being at Walden Pond
• Henry David Thoreau lived at Walden
Pond from July 4, 1845 to September 6,
1847 (2 year, 2 months, and 2 days)
•He liked to hike through the woods near
his home.
• Walden Pond is a 102-foot (31 m) deep pond, 61 acres in area
about 1.7 miles around, located in Concord, Massachusetts.

• Walden Pond is a kettle hole created by a glacier.
• A copy of the one-room cabin
near the Walden pond where
Thoreau lived.

• The cottage is not far from
Walden Pond.
• Diagram of Thoreau cabin
at Walden pond.
• He wanted to live simply
with nature a Walden Pond
•Walden Pond park area
was saved from being
built on because of his
writings.
•Walden pond park in
Concord, MA today.
Map of park
• Over 600,000 visitors
annually to Walden Pond
•
Walden Pond summer and fall
•Headstones at Sleepy Hollow
Cemetery in Concord, MA

• He is buried in the part of the
cemetery called author’s ridge

• I think he was intelligent by the
way he wrote and how well he told
people his opinions.
Maria Mitchell


Researched by Lydia
Personal Information
Maria Mitchell
• Born August 1, 1818 in Nantucket, MA
• She was the third of ten children
• Her parents were Lydia and William
  Mitchell
• Died June 28, 1889 in Lynn, MA
Education
• Maria went to the School for Young Ladies
• She was taught by her astronomer father
• Learned from books at The Nantucket
  Atheneum
• In 1853, awarded the first advanced degree
  to a woman from Indiana Hanover College
Major Accomplishments
• Discovered „Miss Mitchell‟s Comet‟ on
  October 1, 1847
• Received gold medal from King Fredrick
  of Denmark for her discovery
• First woman member of the American
  Academy of Arts and Sciences
• President of the American Association
  for the Advancement of Women
Major Accomplishments
• Professor of Astronomy at Vassar
  College
• Given an honorary degree form
  Columbia College
• Put into the Hall of Fame for Great
  Americans in 1905
• In 1859, awarded the Medal of Merit
  from Switzerland
Interesting Facts
• Crater on moon named after her
• Most famous American scientist of the
  19th century
• First professional woman astronomer in
  United States
• Involved in the anti-slavery movement
Personality
Maria was clever, independent and
 adventurous. I think Maria was clever
 because she received a lot of awards at a
 time when women usually didn‟t go to school.
 When she was 38 years old she accepted an
 offer to travel to New Orleans and London.
 She remained in Europe and went to France
 on her own, then continued to Rome with
 Nathaniel Hawthorne‟s family.
If Maria Hadn't Existed
Maria showed that women were capable
 of doing any job. We probably wouldn‟t
 know a lot about the things Maria
 discovered if she didn‟t exist. We
 wouldn‟t know that women could study
 astronomy or get educated instead of
 cleaning, cooking, sewing, all those
 things women did. Maria showed that
 women can do anything!
Impact
Maria Mitchell proved to the world that
 women were smart and could have
 careers and contribute to society. She
 believed in education and was known
 for many quotes including, “Did you
 learn that from a book or did you
 observe it yourself?”
Maria at work
Maria Mitchell Home and Observatory
This information was collected from the following
websites :
Maria Mitchell - Historical Eclipse Chaser
Women in History - Maria Mitchell
Distinguished Women of Past and Present
4000 Years of Women in Science
Thank you for watching my presentation
 on Maria Mitchell and I hope you
 enjoyed it!



                 Created by Lydia
   By
Lindsay
• 1802 Feb. 15
• East Road
  Adams, MA
•   Susan had 7 brothers and sisters
•   A picture of Susan‟s face is on a $1.00 coin
•   She voted when she was not allowed
•   She wanted no slavery
•   After her death women could vote
•   She moved to new York when she was 6
•   She went to school for 15 years
•   She learned to read and write when she was 3
•   She became a teacher
•   She was losing eyesight so she had a operation to fix it
• Woman might not vote
• Help woman get the right to vote
• I think Susan‟s personality is
  determined because Susan B. Anthony
  didn‟t give up
Paul Revere


  By Cody
Birth date
Paul Revere
• He was born on
  January 1 1735 in
  Boston
  Massachusetts.
Interesting Facts
• He Fought the Indians.
• He Was a dentist.
• He was a Patriot
  Leader.
• He Married Sarah Orne.
• He Worked in gold and
  silver shop.
• He was kept for hours
  by British.
Major accomplishments
• His Midnight ride
  across the country.
• He was the express
  rider.
• He printed money.
If Paul Revere didn‟t exist
• We would have still
  been owned by the
  king.
• We would have lost
  the war
Paul Reveres impact
• His impact on people today is how
  brave he was for going on his midnight
  ride and escaping from the British.
Paul Reveres personality
• I think he was brave because of his
  midnight ride and escaping from the
  British.
Ben Franklin


 Researched by
    Joseph
Birth and death
• Boston January 17 1706
• April17 at 84 age
Interesting facts
• Invented swimming paddles for hands
  and feet.
• Invented the newspaper cartoon.
Major accomplishments
•   Invented the franklin stove
•   He wrote poor Ricards almanack
•   He invented the printing press
•   Found out lightning was electricity
•   He invented the bifocal lenses
 Paul Revere


Researched by Justin
When he was born
.He was born in Boston 1734 in
December .
What father taught him
His father taught him
  to make things
out of silver and gold.
When his father died
 Paul took care of the family.
Major accomplishment
He made the midnight ride to
Lexington to warn John Hancock
and Sam Adams that the british
were coming.
       Married
Paul married Sarah Orne they
hade eight children. When she
died Paul married Rachel Walker. They also
  had eight children and
  some of them died.
What might be different



     We might have lost
     the war against king
     George and his men.
     John Hancock and
     Sam Adams would have been
     Arrested.
     Personality
Paul was a hard worker. He was a silver
  smith and took
after his father.
 Emily Dickinson

Researched by
   Hannah
Interesting facts
• BORN December10
  1830 at Amherst,
  Mass.

          • She was the 2nd
            child born to Emily
            Norcross
She was 50 when she died.

• December 10, 1830 because of
• A sickness
    John Hancock
Researched By: Claire
Facts About John Hancock




• John Hancock was First to sign the
  Declaration of Independence
• John Hancock was part of the Second
  Continental Congress
More Interesting Facts
• John Hancock was a rich and wealthy
  man.
• He was the richest man in New
  England.
When and Where he was Born?
• John Hancock was born in Braintree
  (now Quincy) Massachusetts.
• His father died and after that his did
  uncle die too.
  Ben Franklin
Researched by Harrison
Interesting facts about Ben
• Ben Franklin was the 10th soap maker in
  his family.
• He also wrote Poor Richard`s Almanac.
• He spent many night practicing writing.
• Ben Franklin discovered that lighting is
  electricity
John Hancock


By Kenny
Facts about John Hancock

John Hancock was born in 1737 and he was
also the first member to sign the Declaration
               of Independence.
All about John Hancock
John Hancock wanted • John Hancock was
  everybody to like   part of the Boston
  him.                tea party
He wasn‟t a Tory.
John F. Kennedy


     By Nico
Born When and Where.

        Born in Brookline, Massachusetts on
                     May 21.
Great Accomplishments
• Youngest President ever elected.
• He was 43 when he was elected.
Clara Barton

Researched by Toria
Clara Barton

               • Clara Barton born
                 was December 25
                 1821.
               • She was born in
                 North Oxford MASS.
Clara Barton
• Clara was the founder of the Red Cross. She
  was 2 years as a nurse. Became a teacher
  when she was 17. Clara help many soldiers.
  Wrote in different languages. 600 people
  attendance the school. They hired a boy. Not
  Clara. People called her the Angel of the
  battle. Searched for the missing soldiers.
Deborah Sampson


    By: Briauna
About Deborah
• Deborah was the oldest of 6 children.
  When she grew up she wanted to be in
  the army. They would not let her in
  because was a women. She dressed up
  as a man and finally got in.
Deborah Sampson
Birth Date
• Deborah was born in Plimpton M.A.
  December 17, 1760. She died April
  29,1827 at the age of 66.
• I think Deborah is brave because she
  took a big risk to be in the army.
Horace Mann
  By Ryan
About Horace Mann
• He was born in Franklin M.A.
• He died on August 27,1859.
• He was 63 years old when he died.
 Major accomplishments in his life
• Often called the father of common
  schools.
• Was the president of Anitoch College.
• Helped with the laws .
What might have been different if Horace
Mann did not exist
• I think there would not be any public
  schools in Massachusetts if Horace
  Mann did not exist.
Thank you for watching our Power Point
              Presentation.

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