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1 Famous Americans Review
Third Grade

2 GPS 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 César Chávez (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 historical figures. b. Describe how place (physical and human characteristics) had an impact on the lives of these historical figures. c .Describe how each of these historical figures adapted to and was influenced by his/her environment. d. Trace examples of travel and movement of these historical figures and their ideas across time. e. Describe how the regions in which these historical figures lived affected their lives and had an impact on their cultural identification.

3 Essential Questions Why did Mary McLeod Bethune believe education was important? How did Frederick Douglass’ beliefs affect his fight for justice? Why did Susan B. Anthony believe it was important for everyone in the United States to have equal rights? In what ways did Frederick Douglass work to improve civil rights? How did Susan B. Anthony’s desire to vote change life for women? Why was it important to Mary McLeod Bethune that all children get a good education? How did growing up in the south affect Frederick Douglass’ feelings about how different groups of people were treated? What role did Mary McLeod Bethune’s location play in her work to improve education? What affect did location and culture have on Susan B. Anthony’s beliefs in women’s right?

4 Paul Revere Obstacles Accomplishments British Soldiers King of England
New Land/ Distance Tax/rules British Warships Communication Accomplishments fought and won the American Revolution Gained Freedom Gained Independence from England Character Traits Diligence Brave Courageous Careful

5 Paul Revere

6 Frederick Douglas Obstacles: Accomplishments: Character Traits:
Escaped from Slavery Accomplishments: North Star Newspaper Abolitionist Speaker Met with President Lincoln Character Traits: Valued Liberty Demander Justice Freedom of Conscience and Expression

7 Frederick Douglass

8 Susan B. Anthony Obstacles: Accomplishments: Character Traits:
Arrested for Voting Fought for Woman's Rights Accomplishments: Women’s Rights Convention Women’s Right to Vote in 1970 Character Traits: Diligence Justice

9 Susan B. Anthony

10 Mary McLeod Bethune Obstacles: Accomplishments: Character Traits:
1. She is an African American woman Accomplishments: 1. Started a school for African American girls in Daytona, Fl. 2. Advised President Roosevelt 3. Awarded for Volunteer work Character Traits: 1. Diligence 2. Justice 3. Respect and Acceptance of Authority

11 Mary McLeod Bethune

12 Eleanor Roosevelt Obstacles: Accomplishments: Character Traits:
1. She was very shy. Franklin’s illness in 1921, which left him unable to walk Accomplishments: Worked for women’s rights Helped FDR campaign and get elected as Governor of NY and President of the United States Helped create the United Nations Helped write the Declaration of Human Rights Write the column “My Day” Hosted a TV show Was the U.S. Rep to the UN Character Traits: 1. Cooperation Tolerance Respect for & Acceptance of Authority

13 Eleanor Roosevelt

14 Franklin D. Roosevelt Obstacles: Accomplishments: Character Traits:
Polio Disabled Other Candidates Accomplishments: President New Deal Character Traits: Cooperation Diligence Valued liberty

15 Franklin D. Roosevelt

16 Thurgood Marshall Obstacles: Segregation African American
Accomplishments: He achieved national recognition for his civil rights achievements as a lawyer and later as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Marshall became a special assistant to the NAACP. In 1965, Lyndon B. Johnson chose Marshall to become the first African-American to serve as a Justice of the Supreme Court. Character Traits: Freedom of conscience and expression Respect for and acceptance of authority Justice

17 Thurgood Marshall

18 Lyndon B. Johnson Obstacles: 1. childhood poverty 2. segregation
3. assassination of President Kennedy Accomplishments: 1. President of US 2. War on Poverty 3. “The Great Society” Character Traits: 1. Diligence 2. Respect and Acceptance of Authority 3. Tolerance

19 Lyndon B. Johnson

20 Cesar Chaves Obstacles: He was a farm worker. Bad living conditions.
Moved around a lot and had to change schools. His teachers and peers did not treat him with respect because he spoke Spanish. Hard times hit the United States and many people lost their jobs. Accomplishments: Learned to read and write without school. Joined the Navy Leader of the Community Service Organization in 1959 Character Traits: Diligence Justice Freedom of Expression

21 Cesar Chavez

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