This unit/game is a way to make learning about history fun. Students will receive five clues about a famous American-post one clue every day of the week. On Friday, you can have a drawing and the students that guess correctly can with a prize, receive a bonus, or just bragging rights for the week. Below you will find more information about what is included.
In this resource you will find:
-List of 45 Famous Americans from History (2 pages)
-Slideshow with pictures of each of the 45 Americans (46 pages)
-Answer sheet to copy for students to respond each week (1 page)
-5 clues for each of the 45 people to print (225 pages)
How to Use in the Classroom:
-Choose the famous American you want to use for the week.
-Print the five clues for the person (use cardstock or mount to construction paper and laminate for durability.
-Make copies of the answer sheet and cut for students to make a guess about who the famous American is. Have students place their guesses in a basket, bowl, or box throughout the week as you add clues.
-There are five clues for each person-post one clue a day for the week. I have created a famous American bulletin board to post my clues on each week so they are in a centralized location.
-On Friday, reveal the famous American. Show students the picture of the person from the slideshow.
-Draw one (or more)names from the basket of guesses.
-If the student guesses correctly, reward the student however you choose.
Timeline: Create a historical timeline of the famous Americans around the room or in the hallway.
Research: Have students complete research projects to learn more about the American.
Reading: Have student read nonfiction texts about the American.
List of Famous Americans include Presidents, African Americans, Inventors, etc.
My students absolutely LOVE this! Each week, many of the students go home and Google search the information to figure out who the person is. It us awesome to see the kids SO excited about learning and using their research skills. This Famous American activity will enrich your curriculum in a variety of ways because the options with what you do with it are limitless. I hope you enjoy using this in your classroom as much as I do.