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Famous Historical Figures in American History
  • What obstacles did your character have to overcome in life?
  • How did your character display positive character traits of cooperation, diligence, courage, and leadership?
  • How did your character use positive character traits to support their beliefs in liberty, justice, tolerance, and freedom of conscience and expression?
A  good biography brings the person to life . . .
makes us care
about what she or he did with time and opportunity.  McKenzie, 2009
 
Paul Revere
Paul Revere
Paul Revere - his place in history
Frederick Douglass
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Frederick Douglass - Father of the Civil Right's Movement
Frederick Douglass' Escape from Salvery
Frederick Douglass - A Virtual Museum Exhibit
Frederick Douglass - a good overview of his life
Frederick Douglass - from slave to leader
Susan B. Anthony
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Susan B. Anthony, Woman's Suffrage Pioneer
From the Diary of Susan B. Anthony (when President Lincoln was assassinated)
Not for Ourselves Alone - the video story of Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Stanton
Mary McCleod Bethune
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Teacher Hero - Mary McCleod Bethune
A Reporter's Interview with Mary McCleod Bethune
Franklin D. Roosevelt
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Franklin D. Roosevelt - from the White House
Eleanor Roosevelt:
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Eleanor Roosevelt - America's Most Influential First Lady
Lyndon B. Johnson:
LBJ for Kids - from the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library
Lyndon B. Johnson - an overview from PBS
LBJ - a condensed oveview of his life
Lyndon B. Johnson  - biography from Ducksters
Cesar Chavez:
Cesar Chavez
The Fight in the Fields (the story of Cesar Chavez) from PBS
Thurgood Marshall:
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Thurgood Marshall - his contributions
Briggs to Brown - the case that changed education for African Americans
 
 

Standards
SS3H2 The student will discuss the lives of Americans who expanded people’s rights and freedoms in a democracy.

a. Paul Revere (independence), Frederick Douglass (civil rights), Susan B. Anthony (women’s rights), Mary McLeod Bethune (education), Franklin D. Roosevelt (New Deal and World War II), Eleanor Roosevelt (United Nations and human rights), Thurgood Marshall (civil rights), Lyndon B. Johnson (Great Society and voting rights), and Cesar Chavez (workers’ rights). 
b. Explain social barriers, restrictions, and obstacles that these historical figures had to overcome and describe how they overcame them.

 

SS3G2 The student will describe the cultural and geographic systems associated with the historical figures in SS3H2a.

a. Identify on a political map specific locations significant to the life and times of these historic figures.
b. Describe how place (physical and human characteristics) had an impact on the lives of these historic figures.
c. Describe how each of these historic figures adapted to and was influenced by his/her environment.
d. Trace examples of travel and movement of these historic figures and their ideas across time.
e. Describe how the region in which these historic figures lived affected their lives and had an impact on their cultural identification.

 

SS3CG2 The student will discuss the character of different historical figures in SS3H2a.

a. Describe how the different historical figures in SS3H2a display positive character traits of cooperation, diligence, courage, and leadership.
b. Explain how the historical figures in SS3H2a used positive character traits to support their beliefs in liberty, justice, tolerance, and freedom of conscience and expression.

c. Explain how the historical figures in SS3H2a chose when to respect and accept authority.