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Title: Famous People


1
Famous People
  • By
  • Marty Flood, Jr.
  • Laura Sturey

2
Table of Contents
  • Introduction to Unit
  • Content
  • Objectives
  • Activities
  • Evaluation
  • Instructional Resources
  • -Teacher References
  • -Student References
  • -Media References

3
Introduction to UnitSecond 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.

4
Content
  • The famous people covered in this unit include
  • -George Washington
  • -Harriet Tubman
  • -Abraham Lincoln
  • -Thomas Edison
  • -Martin Luther King, Jr.

5
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.

6
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.

7
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 Washingtons life.

8
Day One George Washington
  • Culminating Activity
  • -The students will create their own George
    Washington.

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9
Day TwoHarriet 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

10
Day TwoHarriet Tubman
  • Culminating Activity
  • -Map out the routes of Harriet Tubman

11
Day ThreeAbraham Lincoln
  • Introduction
  • - The teacher will brainstorm with the students
    their prior knowledge of Abraham Lincoln.
  • Development
  • -Read the book, Abe Lincolns Hat
  • -Take a virtual tour of Abraham Lincolns House
    (www.nps.gov/liho/home/home.htm)

12
Day ThreeAbraham Lincoln
  • Culminating Activity
  • -The students will create an illustrated
    timeline of Abraham Lincolns Life.

13
Day FourThomas 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

14
Day FourThomas Edison
  • Culminating Activity
  • -The students will conduct an experiment which
    involves lighting a bulb.

15
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 Kings I
    have a dream speech at http//www.webcorp.com/civ
    ilrights/mlkfr.htm and complete the I have a
    dream worksheet.

16
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.

17
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.

18
Jigsaw Evaluation
  • Each student will read the assigned material of
    their famous person. Each student then prepares
    a Can Biography of their persons life and
    accomplishments.
  • Remember that this is a verbal summary or
    overview and a written paper.

19
Teacher Resources
  • George Washington
  • http//www.dltk-kids.com/usa/mwashington.html
  • http//sc94.ameslab.gov/tour/gwash.html
  • http//www.education-world.com/a_lesson/lesson051.
    shtml
  • Harriet Tubman
  • http//www.qblast.com/harriet_tubman.htm

20
Teacher Resources
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • http//www.berwickacademy.org/lincoln/timeline.htm
  • http//www.proteacher.com/090158.shtml
  • www.historyplace.com/lincoln/index.html

21
Teacher Resources
  • Thomas Edison
  • http//www.qblast.com/thomas_edison.htm
  • http//www.gardenofpraise.com/ibdediso.htm
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • http//www.holidays.net/mlk/
  • http//infozone.imcpl.org/kids_path_mlkday.htmaud
    io
  • http//www.thekingcenter.com/tkc/index.asp

22
Student Resources
  • George Washington
  • http//www.ushistory.org/valleyforge/kids/puzzle2.
    html
  • http//www.georgewashington.si.edu/kids/portrait.h
    tml
  • Harriet Tubman
  • http//www2.lhric.org/pocantico/tubman/tubman.html
  • http//www.geocities.com/Heartland/Hills/6365/jenn
    ie.htm

23
Student Resources
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • http//www.siec.k12.in.us/west/proj/lincoln/index
    .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_Teens__
    People_and_Society__Biography__Inventors__Edison,_
    Thomas_Alva.php

24
Student Resources
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • http//www2.lhric.org/pocantico/taverna/98/king.ht
    m
  • http//www.jeannepasero.com/mlkdream.html

25
Media Resources
  • Book - The Adventures of George Washington by
    Mickie Davidson
  • Book - Abe Lincolns Hat by Martha Brenner
  • Book World Almanac for Kids
  • Book Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King by Jean
    Marzollo
  • Book Encyclopedia for kids

26
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

27
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

28
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/lib
    rary/96jan/king.htmlrelated
  • Interactive Website http//www.si.edu/lemelson/
    edison/default.asp
  • Interactive Website http//www.windmillworks.com
    /games/dream.htm

29
Media Resources
  • Film Strip - GEORGE WASHINGTON AND ABRAHAM
    LINCOLN, from People Behind Our Holidays series.
    Nat'l. Geographic production.
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