The student will identify George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Susan B. Anthony, Helen Keller, Jackie Robinson, and Martin Luther King, Jr. as Americans whose contributions improved the lives of other Americans.
Essential Understandings, Knowledge, and Skills
Understand that individuals in the past have worked successfully to improve the lives of other Americans in the United States.
Identify these selected Americans and their contributions toward improving the lives of other Americans:
George Washington: He led the fight for freedom from England and helped establish a new country.
Abraham Lincoln: He was the President of the United States who helped free African American slaves.
Susan B. Anthony: She led the struggle to give women equal rights, including the right to vote.
Helen Keller: She overcame disabilities and worked to help others who were blind and/or deaf.
Jackie Robinson: He was the first African American player in the major leagues of baseball. His actions helped to bring about other opportunities for African Americans.
Martin Luther King: He was an African American minister who worked so that all people would be treated fairly. He led peaceful marches and gave speeches.
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