SOL # 2.11, Contributions of Some Famous Americans, Civics
The student will identify George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Susan B. Anthony, Helen Keller, Jackie Robinson, and Martin Luther King, Jr., as Americans whose contributions improved the lives of other Americans.
History 2.1, 2.2. 2.3
Geography 2.4, 2.5
Economics 2.8, 2.9
Civics 2.11, 2.12
Words and Definitions
History 1.2, 1.3
Contributions of-George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Abraham Lincoln, George Washington Carver, and Eleanor Roosevelt
Discuss the lives of people associated with Presidents’ Day, Columbus Day, and the events of Independence Day (Fourth of July).
Related SOL~English 2.2
2.2 The student will expand understanding and use of word meanings.
e) Use vocabulary from other content areas.
• contribution: The act of giving or doing something
Susan B. Anthony
Martin Luther King, Jr.
|Essential Understandings ||Essential Questions ||Essential Knowledge ||Essential Skills |
|Individuals in the past have worked successfully to improve the lives of other Americans in the United States.||How did George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Susan B. Anthony, Helen Keller, Jackie Robinson, and Martin Luther King, Jr., help to improve the lives other Americans?||Famous Americans and their contributions|
• George Washington: He led the fight for freedom from England and helped establish a new country.
• Abraham Lincoln: He was the President of the United States who helped to free African American slaves.
• Susan B. Anthony: She led the struggle to give women equal rights, including the right to vote.
• Helen Keller: She overcame her disabilities and worked to help others who were blind and deaf.
• Jackie Robinson: He was the first African American player in the major leagues of baseball. His actions helped to bring about other opportunities for African Americans.
• Martin Luther King, Jr.: He was an African American minister who worked so that all people would be treated fairly. He led peaceful marches and gave speeches.
|Collect, organize, and record information.|
Gather, classify, and interpret information.
Compare and contrast different personalities and behaviors.
Explain cause-and-effect relationships.