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Famous Americans

Social Studies, Grade 4

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Study Guide Famous Americans Social Studies, Grade 4

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FAMOUS AMERICANS There are many people who have had an impact on American history. These people were often common, ordinary people who did something special. Many helped to change our country by what they did. Here are some examples: Famous Inventors: Alexander Graham Bell: telephone Thomas Edison: lightbulb Eli Whitney: cotton gin Famous “Firsts”: Amelia Earhart: first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean Thurgood Marshall: first African American Supreme Court Justice Jackie Robinson: first African American to play Major League Baseball Mae Jemison: first African American woman to fly in space Noah Webster: first dictionary Neil Armstrong: first man to walk on the moon Famous Founders: Clara Barton: American Red Cross Florence Nightingale: Nursing Profession Famous People: Martin Luther King, Jr.: Civil Rights activist and preacher Rosa Parks: refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white man Abraham Lincoln: Emancipation Proclamation Lewis & Clark: explorers of the U.S. west © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.
Try This! Draw lines to connect each famous person with what he or she did. Thomas Edison First African American in space Noah Webster American Red Cross Clara Barton light bulb Lewis & Cl ark explorers Mae Jemison the dictionary Circle the famous people in this list. Martin Luther King, Jr. Fred Smith Amelia Earhart Tim Jones Albert Einstein Jesse Owens Neil Armstrong Beth Moon Decide if these people are paired up with the right famous action. Circle True or False. Albert Einstein ––––– E = mc2 T/ F Alexander Graham Bell ––––– washing machine T/ F Florence Nightingale ––––– famous chef T/ F Jackie Robinson ––––– famous golfer T/ F © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.
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