Room 17 Power Point Presentations about Famous People from Massachusetts
Henry David Thoreau Jennie Mrs. Thonus Grade 3 - MMEHMCPS
Henry David Thoreau was born in 1817 on July 12 and died in 1862 on May 6 at age 44. His birth house (photo left) was his grandmother’s farmhouse just outside of Concord, Massachusetts. He lived most of his life in Concord.
Picture is of Henry David Thoreau as a young man. He entered college at 16 at Harvard University. He had a good sense of humor. He was intelligent. He liked to spend time by himself.
Concord, Massachusetts Picture from Henry David Thoreau’s time. He was a teacher for a little while after getting out of college. He loved young people his whole adult life. Thoreau was best known as a writer.
He is best known for writing Walden, Civil Disobedience, and Cape Cod poems and stories. Henry David Thoreau hated slavery. He wanted all people to be free and treated equally. He went to jail for not paying taxes to fund the Mexican/ American war. This is Civil Disobedience.
The Wellfleet Penman Henry David Thoreau at Cape Cod, 1857 He spent time on Cape Cod writing about its beaches and wild life.
"In warm evenings I frequently sat in the boat playing the flute, and saw the perch, which I seem to have charmed, hovering around me..." - Henry David Thoreau He loved to be in nature. He was called a naturalist. He would be called a conservationist today. He sat in a boat on warm nights watching herring and perch.
Thoreau said after being at Walden Pond Henry David Thoreau lived at Walden Pond from July 4, 1845 to September 6, 1847 (2 year, 2 months, and 2 days) He liked to hike through the woods near his home.
Walden Pond is a 102-foot (31 m) deep pond, 61 acres in area about 1.7 miles around, located in Concord, Massachusetts. Walden Pond is a kettle hole created by a glacier.
A copy of the one-room cabin near the Walden pond where Thoreau lived. The cottage is not far from Walden Pond.
Diagram of Thoreau cabin at Walden pond. He wanted to live simply with nature a Walden Pond
Walden Pond park area was saved from being built on because of his writings. Walden pond park in Concord, MA today. Map of park Over 600,000 visitors annually to Walden Pond
Headstones at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Concord, MA He is buried in the part of the cemetery called author’s ridge I think he was intelligent by the way he wrote and how well he told people his opinions.
Personal Information Maria Mitchell Born August 1, 1818 in Nantucket, MA She was the third of ten children Her parents were Lydia and William Mitchell Died June 28, 1889 in Lynn, MA
Education Maria went to the School for Young Ladies She was taught by her astronomer father Learned from books at The Nantucket Atheneum In 1853, awarded the first advanced degree to a woman from Indiana Hanover College
Major Accomplishments Discovered ‘Miss Mitchell’s Comet’ on October 1, 1847 Received gold medal from King Fredrick of Denmark for her discovery First woman member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences President of the American Association for the Advancement of Women
Major Accomplishments Professor of Astronomy at Vassar College Given an honorary degree form Columbia College Put into the Hall of Fame for Great Americans in 1905 In 1859, awarded the Medal of Merit from Switzerland
Interesting Facts Crater on moon named after her Most famous American scientist of the 19 th century First professional woman astronomer in United States Involved in the anti-slavery movement
Personality Maria was clever, independent and adventurous. I think Maria was clever because she received a lot of awards at a time when women usually didn’t go to school. When she was 38 years old she accepted an offer to travel to New Orleans and London. She remained in Europe and went to France on her own, then continued to Rome with Nathaniel Hawthorne’s family.
If Maria Hadn't Existed Maria showed that women were capable of doing any job. We probably wouldn’t know a lot about the things Maria discovered if she didn’t exist. We wouldn’t know that women could study astronomy or get educated instead of cleaning, cooking, sewing, all those things women did. Maria showed that women can do anything!
Impact Maria Mitchell proved to the world that women were smart and could have careers and contribute to society. She believed in education and was known for many quotes including, “Did you learn that from a book or did you observe it yourself?”
This information was collected from the following websites : Maria Mitchell - Historical Eclipse Chaser Women in History - Maria Mitchell Distinguished Women of Past and Present 4000 Years of Women in Science
Thank you for watching my presentation on Maria Mitchell and I hope you enjoyed it! Created by Lydia
Susan had 7 brothers and sisters A picture of Susan’s face is on a $1.00 coin allowedShe voted when she was not allowed She wanted no slaveryShe wanted no slavery After her death women could voteAfter her death women could vote She moved to new York when she was 6She moved to new York when she was 6 She went to school for 15 yearsShe went to school for 15 years She learned to read and write when she was 3She learned to read and write when she was 3 She became a teacherShe became a teacher She losingShe was losing eyesight so she had a operation to fix it
Interesting facts about Ben Ben Franklin was the 10 th soap maker in his family. He also wrote Poor Richard`s Almanac. He spent many night practicing writing. Ben Franklin discovered that lighting is electricity
Clara Barton Clara Barton born was December 25 1821. She was born in North Oxford MASS.
Clara Barton Clara was the founder of the Red Cross. She was 2 years as a nurse. Became a teacher when she was 17. Clara help many soldiers. Wrote in different languages. 600 people attendance the school. They hired a boy. Not Clara. People called her the Angel of the battle. Searched for the missing soldiers.