Students will learn about the writer, inventor and statesmen, Benjamin Franklin in this informational text article. After reading, students’ reading comprehension and understanding will be assessed with 2 worksheets (multiple choice and short answer).
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Excerpt from the book: Alexander Graham Bell – teacher, scientist, inventor, gentleman – was one whose life was devoted to the benefit of mankind with unusual success. Known throughout the world as the inventor of the telephone, he also made other inventions and scientific discovers of first importance, greatly advanced the methods and practices for teach the deaf and came to be admired and loved throughout the world for his accuracy of thought and expression.
George Washington Carver was an American agricultural scientist and inventor. He actively promoted alternative crops to cotton and methods to prevent soil depletion. Apart from his work to improve the lives of farmers, Carver was also a leader in promoting environmentalism. He received numerous honors for his work, including the Spingarn Medal of the NAACP. In an era of high racial polarization, his fame reached beyond the black community. He was widely recognized and praised in the white community for his many achievements and talents. In 1941, Time magazine dubbed Carver a “Black Leonardo”.
If you are looking for a student centered resource to help students learn and practice research skills, report writing skills, project skills, presentation skills and more. Use it within a Language Arts classroom or a Social Studies / U.S. History classroom. Very flexible and cross-curricular!
This informational article will teach students about the life and accomplishments of Henry Ford. After reading, there are three worksheets for students to complete to help assess student comprehension. Answer Keys provided